1948. Italy. Vittorio De Sica. 85 min.
Sunday, August 12, 2012, 5:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1948. Italy. Directed by Vittorio De Sica. Screenplay by Cesare Zavattini, based on the novel by Luigi Bartolini. With Enzo Staiola. A father finally finds a job, but he needs a bike to get there. His wife pawns the family’s linens to finance the bike, but it is stolen on his first day. The father and his young son spend all day Sunday frantically searching for the bike, until the father contemplates a solution that could forever fracture his son’s love and respect. In Italian; English subtitles. 85 min.
In conjunction with the exhibition Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000
In the Film exhibition Unaccompanied Minors: Views of Youth in Films from the Collection
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