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Italian Neorealism

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  • The Children Are Watching Us

    Directed by Vittorio De Sica • 1944 • Italy
    Starring Emilio Cigoli, Luciano De Ambrosis, Isa Pola

    In his first collaboration with renowned screenwriter and longtime partner Cesare Zavattini, Vittorio De Sica examines the cataclysmic consequences of adult folly on an innocent child. Heralding the...

  • Rome Open City

    Directed by Roberto Rossellini • 1945 • Italy
    Starring Aldo Fabrizi, Anna Magnani, Marcello Pagliero

    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 t...

  • Paisan

    Directed by Roberto Rossellini • 1946 • Italy
    Starring Carmela Sazio, Robert Van Loon, Dots M. Johnson

    Roberto Rossellini’s follow-up to his breakout ROME OPEN CITY was the ambitious, enormously moving PAISAN, which consists of six episodes set during the liberation of Italy at the end of World ...