Salvatore Guiliani review

Another chance to catch Rosi’s 1962 classic

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Working at a time when Fellini and Antonioni were the darlings of European cinema, Francesco Rosi also scored an international splash with this 1962 fractured biopic of the Sicilian bandit. Shot in a semi-documentary style on historical locations, it begins with Giuliano’s bullet-riddled body and flashes back to the manoeuvrings of Mafia, police and Carabinieri.

Listed by Martin Scorsese as one of his 12 favourite movies, the filmmaking is exemplary, the veracity palpable, as Rosi paints a complex portrait of Sicilian society. Here presented in a 4K restoration.

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Editor-at-Large, Total Film

Jamie Graham is the Editor-at-Large of Total Film magazine. You'll likely find them around these parts reviewing the biggest films on the planet and speaking to some of the biggest stars in the business – that's just what Jamie does. Jamie has also written for outlets like SFX and the Sunday Times Culture, and appeared on podcasts exploring the wondrous worlds of occult and horror.