Paisan (Paisà) Reviews
February 13, 2011
One of Rossellini's neo-realistic films, Paisan received an Oscar nomination for its screenplay, co-penned by the young Fellini and others, and centering on the interaction between the Allied Forces and Italian people at the end of WWII.
July 16, 2010
Chillingly blunt, doggedly unsentimental, emotionally overwhelming
February 5, 2010
effectively maintains the rough-hewn, in-the-streets feel of neorealism, and in its best moments it feels like something captured, rather than something produced
January 17, 2010
Love, friendship and camaraderie take root but dont blossom, though hope remains that conditions will be more fertile in just a few months.
January 24, 2008
Has a passion, unlike a newsreel, that resonates and its authenticity as an important document of history cannot be denied.
August 20, 2005
Visually creative, emotionally involving look at the turbulent transition to liberated Italy in 1945.
August 16, 2001
this remarkable film communicates how the war in Italy actually took place on a very personal level
January 1, 2000