The March on Rome

by Mark Cousins

The March on Rome


Through little-seen archive and his characteristically cinematic analysis, Mark Cousins narrates the ascent of fascism in Italy and its fall-out across 1930s Europe. Both essay film and historical document, Cousins contextualises history through the now, holding a mirror to a political landscape of a creeping far right and manipulated media.


Mark Cousins is an Irish-Scottish director and writer. His films – including The Story of Film: An Odyssey, What is This Film Called Love?, Life May Be, A Story of Children and Film, Atomic, Stockholm My Love, I am Belfast and The Eyes of Orson Welles – have premiered in Cannes, Berlin, Sundance and Venice film festivals and have won the Prix Italia, a Peabody, the Stanley Kubrick Award and the European Film Award for Innovative Storytelling. He has filmed in Iraq, Sarajevo during the siege, Iran, Mexico, across Asia and in America in Europe.


2021 The Storms of Jeremy Thomas
2021 The Story of Film: A New Generation
2021 The Story of Looking
2019 40 Days to Learn Film
2018 Storm in My Heart
2018 Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema
2016 The Eyes Orson Welles
2016 Stockholm, My Love
2016 Bigger than the Shining
2015 Atomic: Living in Dread and Promise
2015 I Am Belfast
2014 6 Desires: DH Lawrence and Sardinia
2014 The Film That Buys the Cinema
2013 Life May Be
2013 Here Be Dragons


Alba Rohrwacher - Anna


Executive Producer Antonio Badalamenti, Andrea Romeo
Cinematography Mark Cousins, Timoty Aliprandi
Editor Timo Langer
Line Producer Ermanno Guida
Archive Researcher Alessia Petitto
Archive Research Consultant John Archer
Costume Design Alessia Condò
Archives Research Clemente Volpini
Archive lists Consultant Annamaria Pennazzi
First Assistant Camera Elena Bertelli
Second Assistant Camera Germano Evangelisti
Sound Concetta Lombardo, Filippo Lilli
Hair Massimo Gattabrusi
Make-up Paola Gattabrusi
Costume Assistant Alessia Fortoti
Electricians Francesco Buonocore, Andrea Buzza
Special Effects Giorgio Antonini, Jacopo Galliano
Production Assistants Vieri Bacciocchi, Francesco Marinelli
Co Producer Assistants Maria Chironi, Paola Di Natale
Covid Manager Alice Martinazzoli
Post Production Supervisor Brando Taccini
Sound Design Stefano Di Fiore
Sound Design Assistants Andrea Campitelli, Federica Pasetto
Graphic Designer Carmela Sciortino

Technical Data

Original Title: Marcia su Roma
International Title: The March on Rome
Format: DCP / 2K / 1.85:1 / Color / 5.1
Length: 98 min
Original Language: English and Italian

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