Monday, 17 February 2014

Capital Celluloid 2014 - Day 66: Fri Mar 7

Rome, Open City (Rossellini, 1945): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 2.30pm & NFT3, 4.10 & 8.30pm


This masterpiece starts an extended run at the BFI till March 20th. Details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Roberto Rossellini's 1945 story of a group of workers and a priest in 1943-'44 Rome, declared an “open city” by the Nazis, was begun only two months after the liberation. Its realistic treatment of everyday Italian life heralded the postwar renaissance of the Italian cinema and the development of neorealism; the film astonished audiences around the world and remains a masterpiece. With Anna Magnani, Aldo Fabrizi, and Maria Michi. In Italian with subtitles.
Don Druker

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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