Directed by Roberto Rossellini, Roma Città Aperta, is a drama that tells the story of the Nazi occupation in Rome and the courageous civilians that went against them. It’s a film that marks the beginning of Italian Neorealism, a movement that focuses on the harsh reality and how society struggled after World War II. It’s incredible how Rossellini went through a lot of hardship for the movie to be made. From not enough financing to the city’s studio being destroyed. Also using different film stocks, giving the film a documentary style to it. You could even say that this was his own way of rebelling, much like the characters in his film. Roma Città Aperta is an emotional, devastating and impactful piece of media that has surely influenced cinema.
Ana Sofia Cintron Mediavilla