I just received with great emotion your letter which happens to arrive on the anniversary of my birthday as the most precious gift. It is absolutely true that I dremed to make a film with you and from this moment I will do everything possible. I will write you a long letter to submit to you my ideas. With my admiration please accept the expression of my gratitude together with my best regards.
Roberto Rossellini, Hotel Excelsior, Rome.
The city lit up as in a movie by Roy Anderson.
“Qu’est-ce que je peux faire? Je sais pas quoi faire.”