Bicycle Thieves

Friday, June 14 - Sunday, June 16, 2019

Hailed around the world as one of the greatest movies ever made, the Academy Award–winning BICYCLE THIEVES, directed by Vittorio De Sica, defined an era in cinema. In poverty-stricken postwar 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 his 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 brutal honesty. – Janus Films

Screening as part of our Spring 2019 season of “Weekend Classics: Love, Mom and Dad.”

  • Country Italy
  • Language In Italian with English subtitles.
  • Year 1948
  • Running Time 89 minutes
  • Distributor Janus
  • Director Vittorio De Sica
  • Writer Luigi Bartolini (novel), Oreste Biancoli (screenplay), Suso D'Amico (screenplay), Vittorio De Sica (screenplay), Adolfo Franci (screenplay), Gherardo Gherardi (screenplay), Gerardo Guerrieri (screenplay), Cesare Zavattini (screenplay)
  • Editor Eraldo Da Roma
  • Cinematographer Carlo Montuori
  • Cast Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell

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