Top 10: Michelangelo Frammartino

We asked Michelangelo Frammartino, director of such acclaimed films as Le Quattro Volte and Il Buco, for his ten favorite films. He responded with the list below, and noted, "to me Roberto Rossellini is the auteur who, more than any other, managed to make cinema and life coincide."

In Chronological Order

1. Rome, Open City (Roberto Rossellini, 1945) 

2. Paisan (Roberto Rossellini, 1946)

3. Germany Year Zero (Roberto Rossellini, 1948) 

4. Stromboli (Roberto Rossellini, 1950)

5. The Flowers of St. Francis (Roberto Rossellini, 1950)

6. Europe '51 (Roberto Rossellini, 1952)

7. Journey to Italy (Roberto Rossellini, 1954)

8. Fear (Roberto Rossellini, 1954)

9. India (Roberto Rossellini, 1959)

10. The Taking of Power by Louis XIV (Roberto Rossellini, 1966)

Michelangelo Frammartino's Il Buco is currently playing in theaters across the country.