Politics to Literature – Neo Realist Filmmaker Francesco Rosi Dies at 92

  • Francesco Rosi, a filmmaker who was fascinated with power, poverty and politics, and whose commitment to social issues made him a direct heir to the traditions of Italian neorealist cinema of the postwar years, died on Saturday in Rome. He was 92.

    (NY times)


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    His 1979 film Christ Stopped at Eboli won the Golden Prize at the 11th Moscow International Film Festival.[5]

    Rosi’s films always appear to have political messages, especially his work from the 1960s and 1970s. As he matured as a director his topics for films became less politically oriented and more angled toward literature. Despite the more traditional slant of his later work, Rosi continued to direct until 1997. The 58th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival in 2008 played tribute to Francesco Rosi by screening 13 films in its Homage section, the latter being reserved to filmmakers of outstanding quality and achievement. He received the Honorary Golden Bear for Lifetime Achievement on 14 February 2008, accompanied by the screening of Salvatore Giuliano.

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    Hands Over The City – Criterion

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