Video/Film , DVD in English , Italian

Once upon a time-- Rome, open city

Folamour Productions presents ; a film by Marie Genin and Serge July ; directed by Marie Genin ; written in collaboration with Yann Le Gal ; produced by Folamour Productions ; with the support of France 5... [et al.].
  • Brooklyn, NY : First Run/Icarus Films, ©2006.
  • Widescreen format.
  • 1 videodisc (52 min.) : sound, colored with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • DVD-R (NTSC region 1).
Also known as
  • Rome, open city
  • Cinematography, Caroline Champetier ; editing, Martine Giordano.
  • Narration by Tim Chapman ; includes interviews with Isabella Rossellini, Vittorio Taviani, Carlo Lizzani, Father Virgilio Fantuzzi, Luca Magnani, Renzo Rossellini, Adriano Aprà.
  • Documentary films.
  • "Examines the political and cinematic history of Roberto Rossellini's landmark film [Roma, città aperta], which so memorably dramatized the WWII Italian resistance to the German occupation. In addition to archival footage, which sketches in the relevant historical background, [the documentary] includes scenes from this classic film, revisits some of its key locations today, and features interviews with many of its participants, [Rossellini] family members, and other film directors and critics" -- Container.
  • Background, WWII
  • Filming begins
  • Rossellini under Fascism
  • Rossellini's aesthetics
  • Anna Magnani
  • Children and war
  • Rossellini and Bergman.
Other information
  • Originally produced as a documentary film in 2006.
  • Language: Narration in English; portions in Italian with English subtitles.
  • Restrictions: Public performance rights granted, First Run/Icarus Films, 3/4/2015.
Identifying numbers
  • OCLC: 145719550
  • OCLC: 145719550