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Rome, Open City (12A)

  • 12 – 17
  • Corn Exchange Cinema
  • 91 – 120 minutes
  • Full Price 7.80-9.80  / 
  • Concessions 6.30-8.30  / 
  • Special screening £6.30 (including booking fees)
A black and white image of a group of women and a Nazi SS officer talking to them

A landmark of Italian neorealism approaching its 80th anniversary, Roberto Rossellini's portrait of life under Nazi occupation remains remarkable for its immediacy, tension and power.

Made in extraordinarily straitened circumstances, immediately after the liberation of Rome, the film follows Manfredi (Marcello Pagliero), a partisan leader, as he attempts to evade the Gestapo by enlisting the help of Pina (Anna Magnani) and Don Pietro (Aldo Fabrizi), the priest due to oversee Pina's marriage.

Shot both on the ravaged streets of the city and in the studio, Rome, Open City has inspired and influenced countless filmmakers.

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Duration: 103 mins

Italian with English subtitles 

Director: Dir Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Anna Magnani, Aldo Fabrizi, Marcello Pagliero

Italy, 1945