Double Feature: New 35 mm print! BICYCLE THIEVES (LADRI DI BICICLETTE), 1948, Corinth Films, 93 min. Dir. Vittorio de Sica. When Antonio has his invaluable bicycle stolen on the first day of a job that is vital to the welfare of his family, he and his son Bruno spend an unforgettable day searching the streets of Rome for it.
UMBERTO D, 1952, Rialto Films, 91 min. The last of director Vittorio de Sica’s Neorealist films, UMBERTO D is the poetic and touching story of an old man dealing with retirement and loneliness in postwar Rome.
Added by AmericanCinematheque on June 17, 2010