In collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Athens
Αγώνας
La Presa di Roma
ITALY, 1905, 6'
  by AGON - Wednesday, 18 April 2012

The first Italian movie ever made, released on September 18th 1905. The movie describes the last moments of Rome in the hands of the Pope, divided from the rest of Italy, as it was in 1870. The film recorded a crucial moment in the country’s recent history: the capture of Rome by the newly-formed Italian army and the election of the city as the country’s capital. It was produced with the co-operation of the country’s Ministry of War and its goal was to strengthen the feeling of “Italianity” among the populations.


Director: FILOTEO ALBERINI
Producer: ALBERINI & SANTONI