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Roberto Rossellini: Rome: Open City

After World War II, Italy was in ruins and the resources required to make films were in short supply. So directors took their cameras into the streets, enlisted amateurs as actors and created indelible films about the repression of the war years and the deprivations that followed. As Italy rebuilt, filmmakers turned to more personal themes but continued to experiment with film form.

Roberto Rossellini
Vittorio de Sica
Mario Monicelli
Francesco Rosi
Federico Fellini
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Gillo Pontecorvo
Michelangelo Antonioni
Luchino Visconti
Bernardo Bertolucci
Sergio Leone
Ermanno Olmi

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last updated January 20, 2011