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"An emotional and in many ways unpublished portrait, intimate and passionate of the great Italian actress." - CINEMATOGRAFO.IT

An intimate portrait of the great Italian actress Anna Magnani, a symbol of neorealism and an icon of the world’s film industry: the scene in Roma città aperta, where Anna is gunned down by the Nazis, brought the horrors of the war to cinema screens around the world and became the symbol a new genre of film: neorealism.

Anna, deeply attached to her Rome, embodied a feminine model which differed from all the other celebrities who came before and after her. Thanks to her great skills as an actress, Magnani inspired some of the greatest European and American directors including Roberto Rossellini, Luchino Visconti, and Stanley Kramer. In 1956, she was awarded an Academy Award for Best Actress and remains the only Italian actress who won for an English-speaking film.

Based on private and unpublished archival materials, including discussions with her son Luca, this documentary plunges us into the life of Magnani and the golden age of Italian cinema.
YEAR: 2019
LENGTH: 60 min.
GENRE: Documentary
AWARDS: • Nominated Golden Eye (Enrico Cerasuolo): Cannes Film Festival; Best Documentary: Golden Globes, Italy
RATING: USA: no rating

TIMES: Pittsburgh: March 30, 7:00 p.m.
  Cleveland: April 6, 8:30 p.m.
  St. Louis: April 8, 6:00 p.m.
  Boulder: April 20, 6:00 p.m.
  Portland: April 21, 9:30 p.m.
  Detroit: April 22, 5:00 p.m.
  Phoenix: April 23, 1:30 p.m.
  Milwaukee: April 29, 3:30 p.m.

  Please note, while the trailer may not include subtitles, the film will be screened with English subtitless.


Enrico Cerasuolo, born in 1968 in Venice, graduated with a degree in Political Science and History. Subsequently, he studied screenwriting and made his directorial debut in 1992 with the documentary Suoni dalla città.

Cerasuolo stated "Anna Magnani was an extraordinary model of an independent and free woman who was able to establish herself in a world dominated by men"

DISTRIBUTOR: Zenit Arti Audiovisive, Via Salerno 1, Torino