Character mistake: When Malena gets out of her house and walks toward the kids, the right part of her hairstyle changes scene by scene.
Continuity mistake: Malena is tried for adultery. After she was heard as a witness, sitting in a chair in front the judge, the camera cuts to the advocate who starts his speech. A moment later the camera cuts back to her, and she is sitting next to the advocate's chair, without any chance to get there. (00:44:00)
Continuity mistake: When Malena's husband comes back from the war he gets into a fight with three men. He gets a punch on the chin and falls on his back. In the next shot it looks as if his head has hit a step which wasn't there when he fell. A moment later, when Renato comes for help his body is turned around to the other side although he wasn't moving at all. (01:15:15)