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"The Cinema of Francesco Rosi" - Book Presentation



In the Auditorium of Stanze Italiane, a video conversation with Gaetana Marrone-Puglia, Fabio Finotti, Gian Piero Brunetta, (Padova University), Maria DiBattista, (Princeton University), and with the daughter of the director Francesco Rosi, the actress Carolina Rosi.

Gaetana Marrone-Puglia is full Professor of Italian Studies at Princeton University, a Scholar of Modern Literature and Cinema of the late Twentieth Century. She is the recipient of the Flaiano Award for Italian Studies 2021 with her new volume “The Cinema of Francesco Rosi” (Oxford University Press, 2020) dedicated to one of the main directors of post-war Italian Cinema, who directed masterpieces such as “Salvatore Giuliano” and "Cristo si è fermato ad Eboli" (“Christ stopped at Eboli”).

The book explores the rich visual language utilized by the Neapolitan filmmaker in order to express the cultural icons of which his style and his works are comprised.

The Cinema of Francesco Rosi is the first work that approaches Rosi’s intellectual and artistic career in its entirety. Gaetana Marrone had at her disposal primary sources of great interest which Rosi himself provided and which she employed in the best way possible. Thanks to this extensive documentation, we rediscover Rosi’s cinema in depth: its ties to literature, anthropology, history, and social criticism. We rediscover also its more intimate layers thanks to firsthand biographical information. Gaetana Marrone meticulously retraces the paths of both man and author in a study that is analytically rigorous but as rich, vivid, and enthralling as a novel.


Date: Da Saturday, October 30, 2021 a Sunday, October 31, 2021

Organized by : IIC-NY

Entrance : Free