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Rome, Open City

An important, influential and emotive film, Rome, Open City began the post war cycle of Italian neorealism, whose influence we see everywhere from British kitchen sink dramas to the work of Iranian directors like Abbas Kiarostami. A stark contrast to 1940s Hollywood, Rossellini used real locations and a documentary aesthetic to follow the fate of several Romans during the last days of the German Occupation.