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Paisan (Italy)


Paisan (1946 Italy) aka Pais‡
Directed by Roberto Rossellini
Shown from left: Dots Johnson, Alfonsino Pasca

In a cycle of six chapters, Paisan tracks the progress of the Allies during the Italian Campaign, from the invasion of Sicily to crossing the Po River. The central motif — crushing struggles with poor communication and response — is sensitively played out despite the film’s rough-edged production. Paisan was widely seen at the time, and was later nominated for an Academy Award for original screenplay and for a BAFTA Award for best film of 1946. In Italy it proved to be the most popular new film of the 1945 – 1946 season. “The film is shot through with flashes of moral illumination and mutual understanding, fleeting moments of connection and compassion” — Nelson Kim. (Roberto Rossellini, 1946, subtitles, 134 minutes) Special thanks to Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna for loan of the restored digital print.

 

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2019-05-27 12:30:00 2019-05-27 14:30:00 America/New_York Paisan (Italy) European Union Delegation in the US: Paisan (Italy) National Gallery of Art (East Building Auditorium), 6th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC European Union Delegation in the US delegation-usa-info@eeas.europa.eu
May 27, 2019

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

National Gallery of Art (East Building Auditorium),
6th & Constitution Ave NW,
Washington, DC20565
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