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Rome, Open City (Italy)


Open City (1945 Italy) aka Rome Open City aka Roma, citt‡ aperta
Directed by Roberto Rossellini
Shown center: Anna Magnani

A chronicle of resistance set during the occupation, Rome, Open City (the title is taken from Rome’s status as an “open city” as of August 14, 1943) centers around a group of ordinary Romans who work together during the early months of 1944 to protect a fugitive antifascist leader from capture. Anna Magnani, one of the few professionals in the cast, is the film’s moral core and archetypal earth mother set to marry a resistance fighter after losing her first husband to the fascists. Steeped in the miseries and passions brought on by long-endured distress, the film (cowritten by Rossellini with Federico Fellini and Sergio Amidei) was hastily funded and crudely shot, not necessarily for stylistic reasons, though this style proved to be an advantage for the film’s ultimate neorealist reputation. (Roberto Rossellini, 1945, subtitles, 105 minutes)

 

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2019-05-25 12:00:00 2019-05-25 14:00:00 America/New_York Rome, Open City (Italy) European Union Delegation in the US: Rome, Open City (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 25, 2019

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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