mercoledž 7 dicembre 2011, 20.00
Film: Il generale della Rovere
Rossellini returns to the Resistance period of the Second World War for one of his last fiction films before devoting himself almost entirely to television and documentary. 1930s matinee idol and fellow Neo-realist director Vittorio De Sica plays a con man arrested by the Gestapo in 1943 and made to impersonate a Resistance leader. More of a Hollywood Golden Age movie than a revisited Neo-realist throwback, the movie won the New York Film Critics' "Best Foreign Film" award in 1960 and the Golden Lion at the 1959 Venice Film Festival, and was a box office hit. Rossellini felt he had betrayed his Neo-realist ethics with this venture into mainstream cinema.
(in Italian with English subtitles)