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Roberto Rossellini

Director, Actor

Rome: Open CityRome: Open City (1945) Recommended
Dir. Roberto Rossellini
Feat. Anna Magnani, Aldo Fabrizi
Neo–realist war drama about resistance fighters in fascist Italy places the action right inside the everyday and humanises the heroic.…
PaisaPaisa (1946) Recommended
Dir. Roberto Rossellini
Feat. Carmela Sazio, Robert Van Loon, Benjamin Emmanuel
Six short films focusing on the minor victories and losses of ordinary folk during WW2. Pioneering the now–familiar use of documentary footage,…
Germany Year ZeroGermany Year Zero (1947) Aro Favourite
Dir. Roberto Rossellini
A heart–breaking depiction of life in the post–WW2 ruins of Berlin, in which a boy struggles to help his family who are forced to live in…
StromboliStromboli (1950) Recommended
Dir. Roberto Rossellini
Feat. Ingrid Bergman
After his neo–realist masterpieces, this is one of the dir.'s best films, concerning a WW2 refugee who hastily marries an Italian fisherman and…
Francesco giullare di DioFrancesco giullare di Dio (Francis, God's Jester; The Flowers of St Francis) (1950) Recommended
Dir. Roberto Rossellini
Feat. Aldo Fabrizi
Following after dir. Rossellini's more obviously left–wing films (ROME OPEN CITY, PAISA), this unusual biopic would prove a transition work to…
Voyage to ItalyVoyage to Italy (Journey to Italy/ Journey in Italy) (1953)
Dir. Roberto Rossellini
Feat. Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders
A meditative journey through the landscapes of Italy, accompanying Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders in the midst of a breakup. The ongoing drama of…
Dov'e La Liberta...?Dov'e La Liberta...? (Where Is Freedom?) (1954)
Dir. Roberto Rossellini
Feat. Toto, Vera Molnar, Nita Dover
Legendary Italian comic Toto plays a barber who cannot abide the hypocritical society he is thrust into after spending two decades in prison, and…
RoGoPaGRoGoPaG (Let's Wash our Brains) (1963)
Dir. Roberto Rossellini, Jean-Luc Godard, Pier Paolo Pasolini
Feat. Orson Welles, Rosanna Schiaffino, Ugo Tognazzi
A curious anthology of four short films each written and directed by three Italian and one French film director; Jean–Luc Godard ("Il Nuovo…
Rossellini's History Films: Renaissance and EnlightenmentRossellini's History Films: Renaissance and Enlightenment (The Age of the Medici, Cartesius, Blaise Pascal) (1972-1974)
Dir. Roberto Rossellini
Three TV films about some of the western world's major figures and moments, from Italian master Roberto Rossellini in the final phase of his…

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