Above: Promotional image from "Giorni Di Gloria" (Days Of Glory).
On October 31, 2011 the Museum of Photographic Arts will host the Italian film, "Giorni Di Gloria (Days Of Glory)" in honor of the San Diego Italian Film Festival. The movie will be shown in Italian and will have English subtitles. Tickets can be purchased at the museum.
About the movie:
Directed by Giuseppe De Santis, Mario Serandrei, Marcello Pagliero, and Luchino Visconti in 1945, "Days of Glory" is an extremely important work: the first documentary about the German occupation of Rome and the Italian war of liberation.
Made for the Allies’ Psychological Warfare Branch, the film depicts various key episodes in the work of the Italian Resistance from September 1943 until the liberation of the North in the spring of 1945.
While this is the work of several directors, Visconti’s contribution gained the most notoriety; he had eight cameras at his service to cover the trial of Fascist Pietro Caruso. Among the electrifying details he documented was the crowd of spectators mistaking a witness for the prosecution for Caruso and killing him.
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