Two Women (1968)

Director: Vittorio De Sica
Runtime: 100 min.

Cesira (Sophia Loren) and her daughter Rosetta (Eleanora Brown) flee Rome in an attempt to survive Allied bombings during World War II. During their journeys they meet the young gentleman Michele (Jean-Paul Belmondo), who has an interest in Cesira, and on their way back to Rome, they are abused by renegade Allied soldiers, which leads to the breakdown of Cesira.

Trivia: Also called La Ciociara, this film is based on a by Alberto Moravia. Silvia Loren won the best actress academy award for her performance. Loren said that her performance was aided by her personal memories of the horrors of the war.