Giuseppe De Santis’s Bitter Rice

There is a tension between the everyday and the cinematic that runs through Giuseppe De Santis’s 1949 film Bitter Rice. The movie is set in a muddy rice plantation where we witness the cruel conditions and hard lives that the workers must endure, but as tied to the concrete depiction of suffering as it is, Bitter Rice has moments of transcendence that are evoked through grand cinematic visuals.

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I have an MFA in painting and I’m an art professor but I managed to convince my school to let me teach film. My website http://www.filmofileshideout.com/

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