Jolanda Benvenuti began working with director Roberto Rossellini in 1945 on Rome, Open City and continued to work with him for the next three decades, helping to shape a new film movement and becoming one of the most respected editors of her time. In the credits for Rome, Open City Benvenuti’s name was substituted for that of a more well-known male editor, as it was commonplace to not credit female professionals. A classic of Italian neorealist cinema, this searing melodrama set in Nazi-occupied Rome is an indelible portrait of dignity and determination under oppression.