Myths of War and Liberation

GOMA screens Paisà [Paisan] by Rossellini

Roberto Rossellini’s film, Paisà , exposes myths of war in this case during the American Army’s ‘liberation’ of Italy in 1944 and 1945. The film is important because it shows the difference between officially sanctioned newreels of the time and what really happened on the ground.

Gallery of Modern Art [GOMA] in Brisbane is screening this revealing film again on:—

Fri 26 Sept 8.00pm / Cinema A.

I recommend this film.

Entry is free.

Ian Curr

23 September 2008

Some footage from the film is shown below [both excerpts depict violence].

Poster misrepresenting realism as romance in Roberto Rossellini's film Paisa

Paisà (Paisan) 1946
35MM, 1.37:1, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 134 MINUTES / COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION: ITALY / LANGUAGES: ITALIAN, GERMAN, ENGLISH, SICILIAN / SUBTITLES: ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: ROBERTO ROSSELLINI / SCRIPT: SERGIO AMIDEI, KLAUS MANN, FEDERICO FELLINI, MARCELLO PAGLIERO, ALFRED HAYES, VASCO PRATOLINI, ROD E GEIGER, ANNALENA LIMENTANI / CINEMATOGRAPHER: OTELLO MARTELLI / EDITOR: ERALDO DA ROMA / PRODUCERS: ROD E GEIGER, ROBERTO ROSSELLINI / PRODUCTION COMPANY: ORGANIZZAZIONE FILM INTERNAZIONALI (OFI) / SOURCE: FILMS SANS FRONTIERES / © FILMS SANS FRONTIERES

Wed 24 Sept 3.00pm and Fri 26 Sept 8.00pm / Cinema A

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