• Rome Open City
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    Rome Open City

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    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...

  • ROME OPEN CITY Commentary

    Recorded in 1995, this commentary features film scholar Peter Bondanella, author of “The Films of Roberto Rossellini.”

  • Rome Open City

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    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...

  • Rossellini and the City

    Mark Shiel is the author of “Italian Neorealism: Rebuilding the Cinematic City.” In this 2009 video essay, he discusses Roberto Rossellini’s depiction of the urban settings in ROME OPEN CITY, PAISAN, and GERMANY YEAR ZERO.

  • Adriano Aprà on ROME OPEN CITY

    Scholar Adriano Aprà has devoted much of his career to Roberto Rossellini, directing the 1992 film ROSSELLINI VISTO DA ROSSELLINI, editing the 1992 collection of Rossellini essays and interviews “My Method,” and writing the 2006 book “In viaggio con Rossellini.” This interview with Aprà, in which...

  • Roberto Rossellini on ROME OPEN CITY

    The following introduction to ROME OPEN CITY by Roberto Rossellini was made for French television in 1963.

  • Father Virgilio Fantuzzi on ROME OPEN CITY

    Recorded in 2009, this interview features Father Virgilio Fantuzzi, a film critic and a friend of director Roberto Rossellini’s, discussing Rossellini and the role of religion in ROME OPEN CITY.

  • Once Upon a Time . . . ROME OPEN CITY

    This 2006 documentary by Marie Genin and Serge July sheds light on ROME OPEN CITY, a groundbreaking film that came at just the right historical moment, and on the man behind it. Featured are rare archival material and footage of Roberto Rossellini’s family and collaborators, including Anna Magnan...

  • Paisan
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    Paisan

    Italian Neorealism - Italian Neorealism

    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 ...

  • Paisan

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    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 ...

  • Palme d’Or Winners

    1 season

    The Cannes Film Festival’s top jury prize has long been one of the most coveted awards in international cinema. Over decades of competition, the Palme has crowned instant classics like ROME OPEN CITY and TASTE OF CHERRY, recognized the mastery of auteurs like Ermanno Olmi and Mike Leigh, and thru...

  • Italian Neorealism

    1 season

    From the rubble of a devastated postwar Italy, an extraordinary artistic flowering sprang forth that soon took the world by storm. Led by figures such as Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica, and Luchino Visconti, a generation of filmmakers gave stirring expression to the concerns, struggles, and...

  • Open City Mixtape: Short Films by A.V. Rockwell

    1 season

    Rising director A.V. Rockwell captures life on the streets of New York City in this collection of ten short films—a mix of documentaries and narratives—depicting a cross section of some of the eight million lives whose stories are often overlooked. Shot in luscious monochrome and set to evocative...

  • Directed by Wim Wenders

    1 season

    Wim Wenders is cinema’s preeminent poet of the open road, soulfully tracing the journeys of wanderers and drifters searching for themselves. Over the course of his incredible five-decade career, Wenders has traversed the landscapes of his native Germany (ALICE IN THE CITIES, KINGS OF THE ROAD), t...