BySeptember 17, 2013
The author sheds some light on the fascinating life of the American scriptwriter behind Roberto Rossellini’s Paisan. Read more »
Roberto Rossellini’s follow-up to his breakout Rome Open City was the ambitious, enormously moving Paisan (Paisà), which consists of six episodes set during the liberation of Italy at the end of World War II, and taking place across the country, from Sicily to the northern Po Valley. With its documentary-like visuals and its intermingled cast of actors and nonprofessionals, Italians and their American liberators, this look at the struggles of different cultures to communicate and of people to live their everyday lives in extreme circumstances is equal parts charming sentiment and vivid reality. A long-missing treasure of Italian cinema, Paisan is available here in its full original release version.
|with the participation of||Rod E. Geiger|
|Screenplay||Sergio Amidei, Klaus Mann, Federico Fellini, Marcello Pagliero, Alfred Hayes and Roberto Rossellini|
|Sound||Ovidio Del Grande|
|Editing||Eraldo Da Roma|
|Assistant directors||Massimo Mida and Federico Fellini|