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Viva l'Italia

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Genres: Drama, History
Starring: Renzo Ricci, Paolo Stoppa, Franco Interlenghi, Giovanna Ralli
Director: Roberto Rossellini
Plot Synopsis:


''Viva l'Italia is a documentary made after the event, trying to figure out what happened. I tried to place myself in front of the events of a century ago, the way a documentarist would have done who had the good fortune to follow Garibaldi's campaign with his camera.'' Roberto Rossellini

To celebrate the centenary of Italy, the Italian government commissioned Rossellini to make a biopic of Giuseppe Garibaldi, one that would follow his exploits with 'the Thousand' and their role in the country's unification. Rossellini approached the film as he had The Flowers of St. Francis, presenting the main character in neo-realist mode, as though making a documentary.

Restored by Arrow Films from the original negative, this disc marks the first North American home video release of Viva l'Italia in any format, allowing English-speaking audience to discover another Rossellini classic.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: January 30th, 2018
    Movie Release Year: 1961
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Arrow Academy
  • Technical Specs
    Specs:Brand new 2K restoration from the original negative
    High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
    FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet containing new writing on the film by filmmaker and critic Michael Pattison
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p/TBA
    Aspect Ratio(s):TBA
    Audio Formats:Original Italian mono soundtracks
    Subtitles/Captions:English
    Special Features:Garibaldi, an alternate shorter cut of the film originally prepared for the US market
    Brand-new interview with Roberto Rossellini's assistant on the film, Ruggero Deodato, recorded exclusively for this release
    ''I Am Garibaldi'', a brand-new visual essay by Tag Gallagher, author of The Adventures of Roberto Rossellini: His Life and Films
    Reversible sleeve with original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips