Salvatore Guiliano

Unclassified 18+
Francesco Rosi, 123 mins, Italy, 1962, 35mm, B&W, Italian. Courtesy: BFI.

Salvatore Guiliano
Salvatore Guiliano

Rosi's groundbreaking docu-drama charts the meteoric rise and downfall of its eponymous protagonist, a bandit who became a legend in Sicily after his violent death in 1950.

Using local non-professional actors and with his camera sweeping over the mountainous terrain that concealed Giuliano from his enemies, Rosi presents a vivid, neorealist-inspired portrait of a time and place.

Giuliano remains an elusive legend throughout; and in this way the film cleverly subverts the superficial clich├ęs of a well-trodden genre.

Winner for Best Director at the 1962 Berlin Film Festival.


Wed 9 May 2012, 7pm

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