1961. Italy. Francesco Rosi. 123 min.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
1961. Italy. Directed by Francesco Rosi. With Frank Wolff, Salvo Randone, Federico Zard, Pietro Camerata. Rosi’s docudrama on the exploits of a Sicilian bandit, filmed spectacularly on location, provides a new direction for Neorealism, the movement essentially founded by Rosi’s mentor, Luchino Visconti. Beautifully photographed in stark black and white by Gianni Di Venanzo, the film is the antithesis of Visconti’s soon-to-be-released ravishing color epic of Sicilian nobility, The Leopard (which we will be screening in November). In Italian; English subtitles. 123 min.