Made in the aftermath of the Second World War, 'Paisa' is constructed as a series of six encounters which take place during the liberation of Italy as Allied troops advance through the country from Sicily to the northern Po Valley, via Rome and Florence. Shot on location using a non-professional cast alongside actors, the semi-documentary aesthetic and epic sweep of Paisa is both charming and devastating in its portrayal of the final days of war and the confusion that follows in its wake.
Carmela Sazio, Gar Moore, William Tubbs, Robert Van Loon, Benjamin Emanuel, Raymond Campbell, Harold Wagner, Albert Heinze, Merlin Berth, Mats Carlson, Leonard Parrish, Dots Johnson, Alfonsino Pasca
L'amore (Roberto Rossellini, 1948, 80 mins): Rossellini's controversial two-part anthology film showcasing the manifold talents of Anna Magnani. The first part, A Human Voice, is written by Jean Cocteau, and the second, The Miracle, is written by Federico Fellini, who also puts in an acting appearance
Children of Open City (Laura Muscardin, 2005, 53 mins): documentary featuring Vito Annicchiarico visiting key locations from Rome, Open City and sharing memories of the shoot
Into the Future (Tag Gallagher, 2009,32 mins): visual essay on the War Trilogy by film scholar Tag Gallagher
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