NeoWeb: The Italian Neorealist Homepage

This page is dedicated to the Italian Neorealist cinematic movement. It is one of the most historically influenced periods of cinema. Rooted in Italian resistance of northern Italy during the close of World War II, the movement was greatly influenced by sociohistorical factors of the time. From its earliest days during the resistance against the German occupation, to the devastating aftermath of the War and the hopelessness of reconstruction that ensued, neorealism painted a picture of "real" Italian life from 1943 to 1952. Few other periods of film history are so deeply influenced by the political ideal and social history of their time.

Open City
Umberto D

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