Dir. Francesco Rosi (1961).
One more, ridiculously obscure, great Italian movie, Francesco Rosi’s objectively structured, passionately neo-realist, anti-biographical account of a Sicilian social bandit’s rise and fall is a key film of the 1960s—an influence on political filmmakers as disparate as Miklós Jancsó and Glauber Rocha, it anticipated The Battle of Algiers and, more recently, Soderbergh’s Che.
Fri., July 23, 7 p.m.; Tue., July 27, 6:45 p.m., 2010
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 20, 2010