Germania, anno zero [Germany Year Zero] (Roberto Rossellini, 1948)

Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 15:30 to Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 17:15


“How we interpret this tragedy is a direct consequence of how we watch it, and how we watch it depends largely on how much we regard it as the personal expression of a particular auteur – and how much, neorealistically, as a reflection of the time and place where much of it was shot: Berlin, August and September 1947. The fact that a portion of Germany Year Zero was shot in Rome between November 1947 and January 1948 – even though the story throughout has the same postwar Berlin setting – may complicate our grasp of what neorealism consisted of, but this is only part of the conundrum. The very title of the film offers not so much a documentary fact as a subjective reading of a documentary fact: not just a city and a population reduced to chaos but a terrain leveled spiritually and morally (which implies a place to build, but not necessarily or specifically what is to be built there).” (Jonathan Rosenbaum, ‘Germany Year Zero: The Humanity of the Defeated’)


Multiple screenings at Flagey, Brussels:

14/12 - 15:30
18/12 - 20:30
02/01 - 19:45
07/01 - 17:30
10/01 - 17:30
20/01 - 21:30
25/02 - 17:30


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