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Rome, Open City (12A)

Rome, Open City (12A)

Drama, War

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The critical consensus

Made on a tiny budget with a largely non-professional cast and filmed on the streets where similar events had just occurred, the rawness of the movie give it an immediacy that still hits home.

****(*)Philip Kemp, Total Film, 03/03/2014

Aesthetically vivid, it's Rossellini's exquisite humanism that proves transcendent.

*****Matt Thrift, Little White Lies, 06/03/2014

Aldo Fabrizi excels as the courageous priest and there are few films that have a finale as heartbreaking.

*****Geoffrey MacNab, The Independent, 06/03/2014

Roberto Rossellini's Rome is dazed, disoriented and at the mercy of Nazis in this classic of neorealism.

*****Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 06/03/2014

Roberto Rossellini's masterpiece (described by Martin Scorsese as "the most precious moment of film history") returns to the screen in a spanking 4K digital restoration.

*****Mark Kermode, The Observer, 09/03/2014

Where and when?

Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh from Thursday March 20, 2014, until Thursday March 27, 2014. More info:

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