• Director

    Vittorio De Sica

  • With

    Luciano De Ambrosis, Isa Pola, Emilio Cigoli

  • Italy 1943. 82min

  • 35mm

  • English subtitles

A radical change from the ‘white telephone’ comedies De Sica had previously appeared in as an actor, this film marks the beginning of his collaboration with screenwriter Zavattini, the future main theorist of neorealism. Focusing on a middle-class family dealing with adultery, the film avoids trite predictable morals thanks to its main character, a child through whose eyes we witness the mysterious world of adults, so bitterly disappointing.

35mm courtesy of Cinecittà.

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