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Roberto Rossellini
"Father of Neorealism"
1906-1977

The war ravaged streets of post-war Italy set the stage for Roberto Rossellini's narrative, documentary style films. He first earned international acclaim in 1946 with Open City. This was followed with Paisan (1946) and Stromboli (1949), which both addressed the social realities of life in Italy. In the 1960¹s he filmed historical television programs.


Links:

Filmography and Bibliography
Review of Stromboli
Review of Paisan
Commentary on Roma:Citte Aperta, Germania anno zero, and Viaggio in Italia:
Essays and links on Robert Rosellini and Realism

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