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Centennial anniversary of Francesco Rosi

August 27th, 2022

Although his name is less famous than those of some of his contemporaries such as Fellini or Pasolini, the Neapolitan Francesco Rosi is nonetheless a major figure of Italian cinema of the second half of the 20th century. A figurehead of a rigorous political cinema, he has made power an essential theme of his work, recurrently addressing the weight of the mafia in Italian society. But far from shining only in their analysis, Rosi's films are expressions of his remarkable talent as a director and storyteller, to which his taste for literary adaptations also responds.