Monday, 14 February 2011

Capital Celluloid - Day 46: Tuesday Feb 15, 2011

Paisa (Rossellini 1946): Bethnal Green Workingmen's Club, 44 Pollard Row, E2 6NB, 7.45pm

The very fine closeupfilmcentre.com continue their Roberto Rossellini war trilogy with this excellent, episodic account of the allies' fight to liberate Italy during World War II. The final episode is one of the finest examples of Rossellini's neo-realist work and the film is, in critic Geoff Andrew's opinion, an even finer work than the masterpiece Rome, Open City which closeup showed last week.

Here is an extract.

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