<em>Rome Open City</em>

Rome Open City

Rome Open City | Roma Città Aperta

Italian Film Festival 2022
  • Fri 24 Jun 2022
  • 10:30AM—12:35PM
  • Len Lye Cinema
  • Rating:
  • In line with current New Zealand restrictions for cinemas, conditions of entry to all Cinema screenings under the Covid-19 Protection Framework are:
  • o Face coverings to be worn
  • General $17.00
  • Concession $12.00 for seniors, students and community service card holders (with valid ID)
  • Booking recommended
  • As there is no allocated seating doors open 15 minutes before screenings, please come early to avoid disappointment
  • To minimise disruption no admittance to cinema 10 minutes after session starts
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked

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.

Roma Città Aperta is the film that made the Neo-realist film movement famous. This is the story of ordinary Roman citizens under Nazi occupation.

The characters draw us in, entertaining us with wit\ and a light touch before delivering the viewer to truly dramatic scenarios. The fact that this film\ was able to be made under the devastating conditions of 1945 Rome is as extraordinary as the film itself.

Shot only two months after the liberation, the boundaries between fiction and reality are
non-existent, sometimes depicting events that happened only months before, in the very places, with the actual citizens that experienced the occupation.

Rossellini paired two prominent actors, Magnani and Fabrizi, with a cast of unknown and non-actors. It is, for me, one of the most influential films ever made and continues to inspire and humble me.
- Paolo Rotondo

“Neo-realism was the most precious moment in film history.”
- Martin Scorsese

1945 | Drama/Thriller | 103 min | Dir. Roberto Rossellini

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<em>Rome Open City</em>

Rome Open City

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