Roberto Rossellini / IT, 1946
The film of choice of Martin Scorsese, who regards Rossellini’s episodic film about the allied landing in Italy as a masterpiece of neorealism. In six episodes Rossellini follows the American forces as they advance through Sicily, exposing the moral desperation seizing both occupiers and liberators. Klaus Mann contributed to the script.
In the summer of 2017, Eye staged an exhibition devoted to one of the most important American film directors of the past half-century: Martin Scorsese. Over the years, the director of such classics as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and The Wolf of Wall Street has elaborated a uniquely personal style of filmmaking.