Giuseppe de Santis
Date of Birth
Feb 11, 1917
Birth Place:
Fondi, Italy


Among Italy's most idealistic neorealistic filmmakers of the '40s, Giuseppe de Santis made powerful but at times sensationalistic films punctuated by ardent cries for social reform. His third film Riso Amaro/Bitter Rice (1948), the story of a young woman working in the rice fields who must choose between two socially disparate suitors, was a landmark of the new cinematic style. A native of Fondi,...