Italian Summer film Series
Hailed worldwide as one of the greatest movies ever made, the Academy Award–winning Bicycle Thieves defined an era in cinema and is profoundly rich in human insight.
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Cast includes: Enzo Staiola, Lamberto Maggiorani
Italian summer film series
89 Mins / 1948 / Italy, subtitles
Hailed around the world as one of the greatest movies ever made, the Academy Award–winning Bicycle Thieves, defined an era in cinema.
In poverty-stricken, post-war Rome, a man is on his first day of a new job that offers hope of salvation for his desperate family when his bicycle, which he needs for work, is stolen. With his young son in tow, he sets off to track down the thief.
Simple in construction and profoundly rich in human insight, Bicycle Thieves embodies the greatest strengths of the Italian neorealist movement: emotional clarity, social rectitude, and stark honesty.
This screening is part of our Summer Italian film season curated by Geraldine Doyle: see Il Postino, Bicycle Thieves and Cinema Paradiso
Sunday morning screenings include a free hot drink and biscuits with your ticket!
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