Taken By the Romans
Rarely does a city's internal life come alive as in this expansive film by Chris Felver. Rhapsodic and poetic, the film highlights Rome in the context of the many painters, sculptors, and conceptual artists who have made the eternal city a backdrop for continuing the revolution of the image. Beginning with Forma Umo, a group of artists working just after the end of World War Two, and moving through three successive generations, the city speaks it's mind. Together, they constitute a lively and animated discussion of the varied currents that make up the creative process. Giulio Turcato, Sandro Chia, Pietro Consagra, Janis Kounellis, Enzo Cucchi, and Fabbio Mauri, Pasolini's collaborator, are among the artists featured here.