Paisà (Paisan) by Roberto Rossellini

Roberto Rossellini’s film Paisà  exposes the myths of war: in this case in the American Army’s ‘liberation’ of Italy in 1944 and 1945.

Some excerpts are shown below.

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 FRONTIERESW

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