Guwahati, June 11: Internationally acclaimed Vittorio De Sica’s ‘Bicycle Thieves’ will be screened at Guwahati Press Club on Friday (June 15) from 3:00 pm.
Widely regarded as a masterpiece of Italian neo-realism, the film revolves around the story of a poverty stricken unemployed Roman national in the backdrop of devastating World War along with his young son.
Produced in 1948 with the screenplay by director De Sica himself, the black and white film has cinematography by Carlo Montuori and music by Alessandro Cicognini.
Cast includes Lamberto Maggiorani, Lianella Carell and Enzo Staiola among others.
Hailed as one of the greatest films ever made, the 93-minute film bagged an Academy Honorary Award in 1950.
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, said the critics.