Roberto Rossellini, Rome, Open City, 1945 (still); image: courtesy Photofest
Film

Rome, Open City

Part of Modern Cinema: Jia Zhangke

Phyllis Wattis Theater

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“This was Roberto Rossellini’s revelation, a harrowing drama about the Nazi occupation of Rome and the brave few who struggled against it. Though told with more melodramatic flair than the films that would follow it to form The War Trilogy and starring some well-known actors — Aldo Fabrizi as a priest helping the partisan cause and Anna Magnani in her breakthrough role as the fiancée of a resistance member — Rome, Open City is a shockingly authentic experience, conceived and directed amid the ruin of World War II, with immediacy in every frame. Marking a watershed moment in Italian cinema, this galvanic work garnered awards around the globe and left the beginnings of a new film movement in its wake.” (Criterion Collection).

Print Source: Janus Films


Film Details

Year: 1945

Running time: 103min

Format: 35mm

Director: Roberto Rossellini


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