Miracle in Milan

Tuesday, May 28

Post-film discussion with Laurie Anderson! High-definition digital projection

“Vittorio De Sica’s 1951 follow-up to The Bicycle Thief welds a Rene Clair-inspired social fantasy to the precepts of neorealism. Based on a novel by Cesare Zavattini, the film tells of the fight between a band of shantytown poor and the industrialist who wants to explore for oil beneath their village. The leader of the revolutionaries is a visionary young man armed only with his ideals and, for a while, a magic dove. Though the fight proves hopeless, they all fly off on broomsticks to a better life—implying that magic is the only means of rectifying social ills.” – Chicago Reader

  • Country Italy
  • Language In Italian with English subtitles
  • Rating NR
  • Year 1951
  • Running Time 90 minutes
  • Director Vittorio De Sica