Films byTexts by Roberto Rossellini
Rome, Open City
Roberto Rossellini, 1945, 103’

During the Nazi occupation of Rome in 1944, the Resistance leader, Giorgio Manfredi, is chased by the Nazis as he seeks refuge and a way to escape.


Germany Year Zero
Roberto Rossellini, 1948, 78’

“Rossellini is de enige filmer van het Italiaanse neorealisme die zich werkelijk van dit gevaar bewust is. Hij weet dat de ‘onschuldige’ blik op de werkelijkheid een mythe is, die steeds manipulatie en mystificatie moet verbergen.

Roberto Rossellini, 1950, 107’

After the end of World War II Karin, a young displaced woman from Lithuania, marries Italian fisherman Antonio to get away from her internment camp. But the life on Antonio’s island, Stromboli, threatened by its volcano, is a tough one and Karin cannot get used to it.

Roberto Rossellini, 1971, 120’

“Socrates was a guy just like Roberto [Rossellini]... He pissed everyone off, just by simply expanding on things, by going a little further. He had nothing of his own: he took from others and adapted things.”