New Trends in Contemporary Italian Cinema

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Francesco Rosi

New Trends in Contemporary Italian Cinema
April 22-25, 2015

The Sixth Annual Film Symposium on New Trends in Modern and Contemporary Italian Cinema featuring the work of filmmaker Francesco Rosi is presented by Indiana University’s Department of French and Italian. Francesco Rosi was scheduled to be present before his death in January of this year.


Getting his start as assistant director for Luchino Visconti (La terra trema, Bellissima and Senso) and Michelangelo Antonioni (I vinti), Francesco Rosi soon became one of the key figures of the politicised Italian post-neorealist cinema of the 1960s and 1970s. Martin Scorsese listed Rosi’s film Salvatore Giuliano as one of his 12 favorite films of all time, saying that Rosi “… is one of the great masters of contemporary cinema.” His films have earned numerous international awards, including the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and the Silver Bear, Best Director and Honorary Golden Bear for Lifetime Achievement awards at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Support comes from the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of French & Italian, Mary-Margaret Barr Koon Fund, Olga Ragusa Fund for the Study of Modern Italian Literature and Culture, College Arts and Humanities Institute, Provost Lauren Robel, J.D., and IU Cinema. All films are Italian language with English subtitles and screenings are free, but ticketed.

Francesco Rosi, Palme d’Or-Winning Italian director dies on January 10 at 92. - Deadline Hollywood

Past guests have included Carlo Verdone, Roberta Torre, Guido Chiesa, Mimmo Calopresti, and Guiseppe Piccioni.

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