This weekend, Berlin Film Society will be screening two classic works of Italian neorealism as a tribute to the recently held Venice Film Festival. The events will take place at Kühlhaus at Gleisdreick, a stunning 19th century former ice factory (and conveniently located next to art berlin contemporary if you feel like maximising your art week).
On Saturday 21, you can see Vittorio de Sica‘s Bicycle Thieves (1948). This academy award-winning film, set in post-World War II Rome, is perhaps the best-known work of Italian neorealism.
On Sunday 22, don’t miss Roberto Rossellini‘s Rome, Open City (1945). This film shocked audiences with its authentic documentary-like style portraying the Italian resistance during the Nazi occupation of Rome. Considered the genesis of neorealism and one of its finest examples.
Be there early for a complimentary welcome drink; doors open at 7:30pm on the Saturday and 6:30pm on the Sunday.
Posted by Jessyca Hutchens; Wednesday, Sep. 18, 2013.