Aldo Fabrizi as Don Pietro Pellegrini in Rossellini’s Roma, città aperta (Rome, Open City), 1945.

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Martin Scorsese discusses Germany Year Zero in a scene from his documentary My Voyage to Italy. 

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"Today, we of the West, because of our education, but also because of our presumptions and chauvinism,do not know the Muslim world at all. We do not know how much it has counted for our own culture; we do not know how fundamental it has been for the development of our science and technology of which we are so proud. Anything at all may happen. But in order not to hate or destroy each other and to work together, we must know each other well.The history of the Muslim world is unusual, at least for its variety and extension: it succeeded in fusing very diverse cultures. This phenomenon is reflected in its composition: Arabs, Persians, Syrians, Greeks, Indians, Indonesians, et al. From the fusion and concord of diverse ethnic groups and their cultures emerged an immense development of its philosophy (as well as its poetry). The acumen and harmony of its thought produced the extraordinary evolution of mathematics, algebra, trigonometry, that gave rationality to the phenomena of nature and the universe.Along the routes of reason and coherency, the Muslim world contributed to all fields of knowledge: from agriculture to medicine, from the invention of windmills to paper, from mechanics to the natural sciences. Without Arabic numbers, we would not understand anything today. In fact, there is no science without method.But there is more. We still cannot identify ourselves as men; but to move toward understanding of ourselves, a first step was necessary, the most difficult step, that of situating our planet earth in its place in the universe. All of that came to us from the Muslim world.The world should know that medicine, astrology, pharmacology, optics, mechanics were all developed in Jundishapar and Baghdad, which were great centres of convergence and refuge for all the world’s sciences. Where would philosophy and history be today without Cairo, Isphahan, Algiers, Alexandria, Cordova, Granada, and without Al Khawarizin, Al Biruni, Omar Kayyam. Avicenne, Averroes, et al?The western world, by nature racist, would do well to remember that the cradle of civilization and human progress were Africa and Asia. Without the Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Phoenician and Indian civilizations where would be today?"

- Da Roberto Rossellini, Islam

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Il mio “neorealismo” personale altro non è che una posizione morale racchiusa in tre parole: l’amore del prossimo.—-My personal “Neorealism” is nothing else than a moral position contained in three words: love for people.da “Non sono il padre del Neorealismo” a cura diFrançois Truffaut, in Arts (1954)
Roberto Rossellini con Gillo Pontecorvo, Ermanno Olmi, François Truffaut, Carlo Lizzani, Francesco Maselli nel 1959 a Venezia

A Venezia alla consegna del Leone d’Oro per “Il Generale della Rovere” nel 1959

Presentato il 31/08 alla 69esima Mostra del Cinema di Venezia il documentario “La guerra dei vulcani” di Francesco Patierno. Il film si può vedere in streaming su MyMoviesLIVE ogni sera fino al 14/09 alle 21.30

Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman at the screening of Stromboli - Terra di Dio at the 11th International Film Festival in Venice, 1950


The Sweet LIFE: photographs featuring Italian actors and directors who appeared in the pages of LIFE Magazine during the 1950’s. Rossellini, Fellini, Mastroianni, Loren and the Golden Age of Italian Cinema in a cool Exhibition running until September 7th at Toronto’s Brookfield Place.

Martin Scorsese su come Roberto Rossellini abbia contribuito a cambiare la storia cinema grazie alla sua audacia nel prendere rischi in nome delle sue idee e del suo progetto artistico e intellettuale.