March on Rome

Directed by Mark Cousins
Italy, UK2022
Monday, 7 November 22 - 7:00pm
@ Cineworld
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Mark Cousins returns with his latest distinctive and distinguished work, a filmic history of the rise of the extreme right which The Guardian called a "dynamic and entirely arresting essay" that "returns us to the grisly founding myth of European fascism for its 100th birthday.”

It takes as its focus Benito Mussolini’s 1922 March on Rome, when blackshirts symbolically walked from Naples to Rome to enact a coup. Cousins skillfully dissects this symbolism, analysing Umberto Paradisi’s film of the event, A Noi! with exacting detail, using his deep knowledge of filmmaking craft to reveal how the myth of fascism was built with the medium. Especially relevant since the recent gains by the far-right in Italy, this gripping and fascinating film uses incredible archive material toshed light both on the events of the past and on present-day Trumpian media distortion.

Showings

Monday, 7 November 2022 - 7:00pm @ Cineworld