Rossellini, Renzo 1908-1982
Most widely held works by Renzo Rossellini
Francesco, giullare di Dio The flowers of St. Francis ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Italian and held by 452 libraries worldwide
"In a series of simple and joyous vignettes, director Roberto Rossellini and co-writer Federico Fellini lovingly convey the universal teachings of The People's Saint: humility, faith, and sacrifice. Gorgeously photographed to evoke the medieval paintings of Saint Francis' time, and cast with monks from the Nocera Inferiore Monastery"--Container.
I bambini ci guardano The children are watching us ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in Italian and held by 353 libraries worldwide
A four-year-old boy is trapped in a loveless family with his suicidal father and his adulteress mother.
Germania, anno zero Germany, year zero ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1947 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 309 libraries worldwide
A young boy kills his sickly father and then, unable to live with his action, kills himself. Set in ruined Berlin shortly after World War II. The third part of the trilogy following, Paisa, and Roma città aperta.
Il Generale Della Rovere ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 290 libraries worldwide
Film of intrigue and heroism within the Italian underground during the German occupation of Italy. Emanuele Bardone, a petty con man, fleeces his victims by posing as a colonel. Persuaded by the Germans to impersonate a partisan leader they have killed, he assumes the admirable qualities of the heroic officer and the German plan backfires.
Paisan ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1946 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 269 libraries worldwide
Six vignettes follow the Allied invasion from July 1943 to winter 1944, from Sicily north to Venice. Communication is fragile. A woman leads an Allied patrol through a mine field, she dies protecting a G.I. but the Yanks think she killed him. A street urchin steals shoes from a G.I. who tracks him to a shanty town. A G.I. meets a woman the day Rome is liberated, in six months they meet again. A U.S. nurse braves the trip across the Arno into German fire in search of a partisan she loves. Three chaplains, including a Jew, call on a monastery north in the Apennines. Allied soldiers and partisans try to escape capture in the marshes of the Po.
Roma, città aperta ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1945 and 2009 in Italian and German and held by 213 libraries worldwide
When the Nazis occupied Rome, a brave few fought against it. An underground agent who is cornered by the Germans in a certain quarter of Rome, flees the Germans. In the course of his flight he imperils his resistance friends.
La Nuit de Varennes ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 190 libraries worldwide
The meeting of the French writer, Restif de la Bretonne, Casanova and the exiled American patriot, Thomas Paine in revolutionary France of 1791 provide insight into the flight of Louis XVI and his wife, Marie-Antoinette. The king's capture in the town of Varennes ends the tale and provides the title for the film.
Cartesius ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Italian and held by 174 libraries worldwide
René Descartes was known as the "Father of modern philosophy." Depicts the seventeenth-century thinker's agonized struggle to assert the primacy of reason. An intimate, psychological study of obsession and existential crisis.
Blaise Pascal ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in French and Italian and held by 169 libraries worldwide
Evoking the terror and desperation of the seventeenth century, this film brings to life Blaise Pascal, the philosopher and mathematician who, amidst religious persecution and ignorance, believed in a harmony between God and science.
L'età di Cosimo de' Medici ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in French and Italian and held by 148 libraries worldwide
Like a Renaissance painting come to life and gives a portrait of fifteenth-century Florence, ruled by the Medici political dynasty. Focuses on two of the city's leading citizens: banker Cosimo de' Medici and art theorist Leon Battista Alberti.
Germany year zero ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 99 libraries worldwide
The concluding chapter of Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy is the most devastating, a portrait of an obliterated Berlin seen through the eyes of a 12-year old boy. Living in a bombed-out apartment building with his sick father and two older siblings, young Edmund is mostly left to wander unsupervised, getting ensnared in the black market schemes of a group of teenagers and coming under the nefarious influence of a Nazi-sympathizing ex-teacher.
Rossellini's history films renaissance and enlightenment ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 71 libraries worldwide
"In the final phase of his career, Italian master Roberto Rossellini embarked on a dramatic, daunting project: a series of television films about knowledge and history, made in an effort to teach, where contemporary media were failing. Looking at the Western world's major figures and moments, yet focusing on the small details of daily life, Rossellini was determined not to recount history but to relive it, as it might have been, unadorned but full of the drama of the everyday. This selection of Rossellini's history films presents "The Age of the Medici," "Cartesius," and "Blaise Pascal"--works that don't just enliven the past but illuminate the ideas that brought us to where we are today"--Container.
Viaggio in Italia ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1953 and 2005 in Italian and English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
A quiet English couple arrive in Naples on family business. Lacking the protective screen of their normal lives and discomforted by the sensuous locations around them, they are confronted by the shallowness of their relationship.
Two women Paisan ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Two women: "Seeking shelter in an abandoned church, Cesira (Loren) and her thirteen-year-old daughter, Rosetta (Brown) are brutally attacked and raped by Allied Moroccan soldiers during WWII."--Container.
Liriche del novecento italiano : per voce media e pianoforte = Italian art songs of the 20th century : for medium voice and piano /c [traduzioni a cura di Hugh Ward Perkins ( )
2 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Uno sguardo dal ponte; dramma in due atti by Renzo Rossellini ( )
8 editions published between 1961 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 43 libraries worldwide
La Chartreus de Parme d'après l'oeuvre de Stendhal : un film ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in French and held by 41 libraries worldwide
A young archbishop falls in love and wants to breaks his vows to the church. His aunt, the Countess of Sanseverina, is in love with him, and will stop at nothing to further his celibate career. An action/adventure film of Italian court life in the early 1800s, full of intrigue, ambition, duels, and passionate crimes.
La guerra : dramma in un atto by Renzo Rossellini ( )
7 editions published between 1955 and 1995 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Roma, cittá aperta Rome ville ouverte by Roberto Rossellini ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in French and Italian and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette : Témoignage brut et sans concession de la résistance du peuple romain face à l'occupant allemand, Rome ville ouverte est animé d'un souci d'authenticité rarement atteint par le septième art. S'inspirant de faits réels, tourné à chaud dans un style documentaire débarrassé des oripeaux mélodramatiques traditionnels, le chef-d'œuvre de Rossellini est considéré à juste titre comme le premier film "néo-réaliste", ouvrant la voie à un des courants majeurs du cinéma mondial.
Stromboli, terra di Dio Stromboli by Roberto Rossellini ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1949 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 35 libraries worldwide
A refugee from the Baltics marries a young fisherman from the volcanic island of Stromboli to escape from an internment camp during the months immediately after the war. She finds the isolation and harsh life on the island unbearable and again tries to escape by crossing the island. What is important to Rossellini is Karin's growth from selfish ego toward a transcendant sprituality as she is overwhelmed by the world of nature (the god-volcano). In striving to create a metaphoric image of life in his films with Bergman (what he called his 'cinema of reconstruction') daily life is transformed into transcendant experience by a synthesis of the facts of external reality and subjective truth.
Alberti, Leon Battista,--1404-1472 Bankers Biographical films Black marketeers Boys--Conduct of life Children Descartes, René,--1596-1650 Drama Families Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Foreign films France Francis,--of Assisi, Saint,--1182-1226 German Occupation of Italy (1943-1945) Germany Germany--Berlin Historical films Historical films Historical television programs History Italy Italy--Florence Italy--Rome Man-woman relationships Mathematicians Medici, Cosimo de',--1389-1464 Medici, House of Military campaigns Monks Montanelli, Indro,--1909-2001 Motion pictures, Italian Operas--Vocal scores with piano Parent and child Pascal, Blaise,--1623-1662 Persecution Philosophers Reasoning Revolution (France : 1789-1799) Saints Social history Soldiers Swindlers and swindling Underground movements, War War films War films Wisdom World War (1939-1945)
Rossellini, Renzo, 1908-
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