FILM REVIEW; A Journey From Mourning to Moonlight

Celia Amonte (Sofia Milos), the sultry Portuguese protagonist of ”Passionada,” is one of those tempestuous superwomen, familiar from European films, who are often described with awestruck hyperbole as forces of nature. Anna Magnani, Sophia Loren and Lena Olinhave all played variations on this type, which Hollywood, in its obsession with youth and lean, nipped-and-tucked bodies, rarely produces.

But Ms. Milos, an American actress of Greek and Italian descent, fits it to a T. Her most memorable role remains Annalisa Zucca, the formidably cunning, ominously sexy mob boss Tony Soprano tangled with when “The Sopranos” took him on a business trip to Italy…

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