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Antonioni, Bertolucci, Pasolini, Rossellini – the melodic names that conjure up the greatest era of Italian cinema.

From the neo-realist urgency of Rossellini’s war trilogy to the studied alienation of Antonioni’s Red Desert, these are the milestones of a national cinema at its glorious peak.

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Italian Classics
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L'Amore

L'Amore 1948 PG

Roberto Rossellini’s controversial two-part anthology film showcasing the manifold talents of his then-wife Anna Magnani.

80 mins Italy Director. Roberto Rossellini

View Before the Revolution
Before the Revolution

Before the Revolution 1964 12

Bernardo Bertolucci's beautifully operatic film celebrates the passion and ideology of the 1960s, winner of the Cannes Critics' Week prize in 1964.

105 mins Italy Director. Bernardo Bertolucci

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Fear

Fear 1954 PG

Roberto Rossellini’s film with Ingrid Bergman exploring the inner turmoil of a woman pushed to the edge through the guilt of her infidelity.

83 mins Federal Republic of Germany Director. Roberto Rossellini

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Germany, Year Zero

Germany, Year Zero 1948 PG

The concluding part of Roberto Rossellini’s celebrated War Trilogy, set amid the war-torn ruins of Berlin.

73 mins Italy Director. Roberto Rossellini

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The Machine that Kills Bad People

The Machine that Kills Bad People 1952 PG

Roberto Rossellini's film about a photographer who is given the power to rid the Earth of 'evil-doers'.

85 mins Italy Director. Luciano Emmer, Roberto Rossellini

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Medea

Medea 1970 12

Pier Paolo Pasolini directs opera singer Maria Callas in a vivid adaptation of Euripides' Greek tragedy.

106 mins Italy Director. Pier Paolo Pasolini

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My Voyage to Italy (part one)

My Voyage to Italy (part one) 2001 12

Martin Scorsese’s two-part love letter to Italian cinema is epic and sprawling in scope but also a deeply personal and moving testament to his passion for film.

119 mins Italy Director. Martin Scorsese

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My Voyage to Italy (part two)

My Voyage to Italy (part two) 2001 12

The second part of Martin Scorsese’s deeply personal love letter to Italian cinema.

125 mins Italy Director. Martin Scorsese

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Paisà

Paisà 1946 PG

Roberto Rossellini’s ambitious and enormously moving follow-up to his breakthrough Rome, Open City.

125 mins Italy Director. Roberto Rossellini

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Red Desert

Red Desert 1964 12

Antonioni's mid-career masterpiece stars Monica Vitti as an emotionally anguished young woman embarking on a tentative affair with a businessman (Richard Harris).

117 mins Italy Director. Michelangelo Antonioni

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Rome, Open City

Rome, Open City 1945 12

Roberto Rossellini’s landmark of Italian neorealism often cited as one of the greatest films ever made.

103 mins Italy Director. Roberto Rossellini

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Stromboli, Land of God

Stromboli, Land of God 1950 PG

In her first collaboration with Roberto Rossellini, Ingrid Bergman stars as a refugee who marries a fisherman and moves to a barren island.

100 mins Italy Director. Roberto Rossellini

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Theorem

Theorem 1968 15

Pasolini’s classic about a handsome, enigmatic stranger (Terence Stamp) who arrives at a bourgeois household and seduces an entire family.

94 mins Italy Director. Pier Paolo Pasolini

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Journey to Italy
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Journey to Italy 1954 PG

Roberto Rossellini's acerbic but finally very moving masterpiece about marital crisis boasts great performances from Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders

106 mins Italy

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