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Two women sit next to each other in a black and white photo, the one on the left hlding a glass, the one on the right holding a cigarette. They both look off screen in the same direction.

About Rome, Open City

A landmark of Italian neorealism approaching its 80th anniversary, Roberto Rossellini's portrait of life under Nazi occupation remains remarkable for its immediacy, tension and power.

Made in extraordinarily straitened circumstances, immediately after the liberation of Rome, the film follows Manfredi (Marcello Pagliero), a partisan leader, as he attempts to evade the Gestapo by enlisting the help of Pina (Anna Magnani) and Don Pietro (Aldo Fabrizi), the priest due to oversee Pina's marriage. Shot both on the ravaged streets of the city and in the studio, Rome, Open City has inspired and influenced countless filmmakers.

Booking info

Duration includes trailers, adverts and any Q&A/panel. For events such as NT Live, Colour Box and Reel & Meal there will be minimal advertising. We do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food & drink policy.

MAC’s cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI Film Audience Network and Film Hub Midlands.

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