Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Capital Celluloid 2013 - Day 142: Wed May 22

Rome, Open City (Rossellini, 1945): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 6pm
This classic Italian movie, screening as part of the Roots of Neorealism season at BFI Southbank, is also being shown on May 25th at the cinema. Details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Roberto Rossellini's 1946 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.
Don Druker

Here is the trailer.

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