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.
Here is the trailer.