Umberto D. (1952, PG)

Saturday 27 July 2024 To Monday 29 July 2024

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Tickets from: £6.00 to £8.00

Event Information

Director: Vittorio De Sica
Starring: Carlo Battisti, Maria Pia Casilio, Lina Gennari
Duration: 1 hours 29 minutes
Genre: Drama

Following our screenings of Rome, Open City in May, we wanted to follow up on the exploration of Italian Neorealism with Umberto D., a film that is commonly seen as the final nail in the coffin of the movement.

This neorealist masterpiece by Vittorio De Sica follows an elderly pensioner as he strives to make ends meet during Italy’s postwar economic recovery. Alone except for his dog, Flike, Umberto struggles to maintain his dignity in a city where human kindness seems to have been swallowed up by the forces of modernization. His simple quest to satisfy his basic needs—food, shelter, companionship—makes for one of the most heartbreaking stories ever filmed, and an essential classic of world cinema.

Foreign language with English subtitles.

Please note, this is a replacement for the advertised title Bicycle Thieves.