As part of Rare Giants’ Cities of Seven Hills, we welcome Vittorio De Sica’s Bicycle Thieves (1948).
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 work, is stolen. With his young son in tow, he sets off to track down the thief. Hailed around the world as one of the greatest movies ever made, Bicycle Thieves truly defined an era in cinema, embodying the greatest strengths of the Italian neorealist movement: emotional clarity, social rectitude, and brutal honesty.
Rare Giants is a not-for-profit organisation screening restored films by overlooked filmmakers and underrepresented voices from around the world. This project is supported by Film Hub North, proud to be part of the BFI Film Audience Network.
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