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MBC Interactive Archive Retrospective: Highlights of World Cinema "Italian Neorealism" BICYCLE THIEVES by Vittorio De Sica

  • 18 Oct 2018
  • 7:00 PM - 8:50 PM
  • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
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THU, OCT 18, 7p:

MBC Interactive Archive Retrospective:

Highlights of World Cinema

Miami Premiere of the digital restoration!



(Ladri de biciclette)

Directed by VITTORIO DE SICA/Italy/1948/1hr, 29mins.

With Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Antonio Ricci

Vintage 1948 still from BICYCLE THIEVES from the #MBCarchive

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 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 Thievesembodies the greatest strengths of the Italian neorealist movement: emotional clarity, social rectitude, and brutal honesty.

(In Italian with English subtitles)

WINNER: Honorary Academy Award for best foreign language film

Golden Globes Best Foreign Language Film

BAFTA Best Film From Any Source

National Board of Review Best Film


“Decades later, you can see the influence of Bicycle Thieves everywhere, in a variety of genres and languages.”-Christy Lemire

“The work of screenwriter Cesare Zavattini, director Vittorio De Sica, the nonprofessional actors, and many others is so charged with a common purpose that there's no point in even trying to separate their achievements.”-Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Tribune

With a peek at the Italian Neorealism gallery of

The MBC Interactive Archive Project!

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