PASTORALI (Otar Iosseliani, 1976)

Be no longer a Chaos, but a World, or even Worldkin. Produce! Produce! Were it but the pitifullest infinitesimal fraction of a Product, produce it, in God’s name! ’Tis the utmost thou hast in thee: out with it, then. Up, up! Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy whole might. Work while […]

GERMANY, YEAR ZERO (Roberto Rossellini, 1947)

Roberto Rossellini is the filmmaker most important to the Italian Neorealist movement. His Rome, Open City (1945) and Paisà (1946), two beautiful works, are justly celebrated. However, the movement’s singular masterpiece is his next film, Germany, Year Zero (Germania, Anno Zero)—although it’s a measure of the breadth of Rossellini’s body of work that one of […]