FELLINI’S ROMA
1972, Park Circus/MGM, 120 min, Italy/France, Dir: Federico Fellini

In a stunning 4K restoration funded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, ROMA reemerges as one of Federico Fellini’s most impressive visual spectacles, as the Italian auteur takes the audience on a vibrant journey, delivering an impassioned love letter to his country’s capitol. Fashioned from documentary footage, memories, impressionistic images and extravagant surrealism, the film is a kaleidoscopic portrait of Rome - one that is deeply personal, yet informed by culture and history.


LOVE & ANARCHY
FILM D'AMORE E D'ANARCHIA
1973, Kino Lorber, 125 min, Italy/France, Dir: Lina Wertmüller

Lina Wertmüller and her co-stars from SWEPT AWAY, Giancarlo Giannini and Mariangela Melato, reteam for a brilliant drama about a simple-hearted assassin who comes to Rome to kill Mussolini, only to fall in love with a vulnerable young prostitute. Wertmüller turns Salome's whorehouse into a stunning metaphor for Italy in the late 1930s - a house riddled with compromise and intrigue, rouged and painted on the outside but bleeding on the inside.


ROCCO AND HIS BROTHERS
ROCCO E I SUOI FRATELLI
1960, Milestone, 177 min, Dir: Luchino Visconti

Combining Italian neorealism and conventional melodrama, Luchino Visconti's stirring and expansive family epic is set in 1950s Milan, telling a tale of changing times, family ties, conflicting moral codes, human weaknesses, jealousy, rape and murder with realistic trappings and operatic style. After the death of the family patriarch, widowed Rosaria Parondi (Katina Paxinou) moves from a farm to the city with her five sons (including Alain Delon as Rocco).


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