Roberto  Rossellini

Roberto Rossellini

Male 1906 - 1977  (71 years)    Has no ancestors but 5 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Roberto Rossellini 
    Relationshipwith Adam
    Born 8 May 1906  Rome, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Jun 1977  Rome, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I372692  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2002 

    Family 1 NN 
    Children 
     1. Romano Rossellini,   d. 1946
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F148448  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ingrid Bergman,   b. 29 Aug 1915, Stockholm, Sodermanland, Sverige Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1982, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 1949 
    Divorced 1957 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F147684  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Marcella de Marchis 
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F148422  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • is still best remembered for his early, lowbudget, shaky-camera works dealing with life in a country torn by war. An architect's son who began making shorts in 1938, Rossellini actually directed a few features sponsored by Italy's Fascist government during World War 2. In 1945, he created an international sensation with the wrenching, frank Open City. Shot almost entirely on location in real houses, apartments, and exteriors, its distinctly primitive look, combined with its moving storyline and a sterling performance by Anna Magnani, heralded a new era in filmmaking. Rossellini subsequently made Paisan (1946) and Germany Year Zero (1947) in this vein, but began moving toward a more polished, almost Romanticist style. He met Hollywood star Ingrid Bergman in the late 1940s after she wrote him a fan letter; they fell in love and had a child, and the resultant scandal (Bergman was married at the time) led to her virtual banishment from Hollywood. Together the two made several films (1949's Stromboli is the best known) highly regarded by cineastes but virtually unknown to mass audiences. They eventually married and had twins, one of whom is model/actress Isabella Rossellini. Their marriage broke up when Rossellini took up with (and impregnated) an Indian screenwriter in 1957.
      The year 1959 brought the director's first popular success in some time: General Della Rovere another WW2 story, this one starring fellow director Vittorio De Sica. In the 1960s Rossellini made several period pieces shot in a peculiarly rigorous style, including 1966's The Rise of Louis XIV. Thought incredibly ponderous by many, these films also have their admirers. Rossellini also contributed a scenario to a Godard film, 1962's Les Carabiniers. He continued working up until his death, making historical films for Italian TV.


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