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Screening of We the Living, a film based on Ayn Rand's novel at IIT Delhi, Sept 25, 2011 Sunday, September 25, 2011

Literati 2011, the literary festival organized by the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, is screening the film "We The Living", on Sunday, September 25, at the Seminar Hall, Main Building, IIT Delhi. The movie is based on Ayn Rand's novel, 'We The Living". It was made without her permission or knowledge in 1942, during the second world war. It was later banned by the Mussolini regime. The film is in Italian, with English subtitles.

Literarti 2011
Liberty Institute

Cordially invite you to the Screening of Ayn Rand's

 “We The Living”

Venue: Seminar Hall, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi 110016
Date and Time: Sunday, 25 September 2011, 11 am to 3 pm

Based on Ayn Rands' debut novel, this 1942 film starring Alida Valli and Rossano Brazzi has a checkered history. It was made in Italy during World War II, without Ayn Rand's knowledge or permission and was based on an unauthorized Italian translation of the novel. Surprisingly, it was a cult hit in Italy at the time of its release, but was soon banned by the Mussolini regime, and the film was mostly forgotten.

Ayn Rand’ friends and lawyers, Erika and Mark Holzer rediscovered the film in Italy in the 1950s. Decades later, Duncan Scott helped restore the film and re-edit it for release under Ayn Rand's guidance. The result is a beautiful recreation of the novel that rivets you with its outstanding performances. The film is in Italian, with sub-titles in English. One can read a brief history of the rediscovery of the film there - The Banned, Lost, Rediscovered: Ayn Rand's “We the Living” Lives on! Fore more  information about the film, visit We the Living website.

A selection of excerpts from reviews of the film "We the Living" published in international newspapers and magazines are available here.

"Hugely entertaining," wrote the Los Angeles Times, and Sneak Previews called it, "An amazing piece of cinema ... I think you will fall under the spell of this film".

"Screen romance doesn't come any better than this .. Suppressed by Mussolini's fascists and long forgotten, it is not being celebrated as the lost classic that it is." - New York Newsday

For more background information about the making of "We the Living", interviews and articles, please visit the Ayn Rand In India blog.

Venue: Seminar Hall, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi 110016
Date and Time: Sunday, 25 September 2011, 11 am to 3 pm

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