Nuovomondo (Golden Door)

NuovoMundo Nuovomondo (Golden Door) (2006)
A desperately poor Sicilian family at the turn of the century emigrates to the US. Encountering difficulties at Ellis Island, the oldest secures his entry by marrying a British woman who happened to sail on the same ship.

This film explores in close-up the humiliating procedures used to determine who would be admitted into the United States. It is a piece of beautifully intimate, creative cinematography. It goes far to communicate the earth-shaking impact that emigration had on Italians emigrating to America. Not a big, notable or very dramatic story; rather, it is touching and artistic.

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