Città Aperta

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Città Aperta

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Ready (23/08/2008)

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One of the Eternal City's most flourishing periods came just after the SecondWorld War when Rome was amelting pot and ameeting point for the Allies, the boogiewoogie, paisà (compatriots), sciuscià (street urchins) and filmicons such as De Sica, Rossellini, AnnaMagnani and Aldo Fabrizi. The Rome of cultural circles, of literary trattorias and coffee bars where famous painters and writers would talk and argue. The city where Visconti's first films were screened. The “Hollywood” on the Tiber between Via Veneto and Cinecittà. It was also the corrupt city of scandals, but also a place of science, fashion, the Sistine Chapel and The Holy Year. Of Fellini’s La Dolce vita, of Antonioni, Bassani, Soldati and Dino Risi with his filmEasy Life / Il Sorpasso. The beautiful city where everything is possible: where everyone gets together and everyone is eager to live and leave behind the tragedies of war. Archivematerial comes fromIstituto Luce and RAI while the sound track consists of original songs of the time.