Vittorio de Sica (1901-1974) is undoubtedly one of the great names in Italian cinema. Since the early 1930s and his collaboration as an actor with filmmaker Mario Camerini, Vittorio de Sica has already been a major player in his country's cinema. In the early 1940s, he moved on to directing himself and in 1944, with the help of screenwriter Cesare Zavattini, became one of the fathers of neo-realism. He is the author of some important films that have marked the history of world cinema (Sciuscia, Bicycle Thieves, Miracle in Milan, Umberto D, etc.), because they have been able to speak to the general public as being the subject of debate within the film society. Director with a rich and varied filmography, from social cinema to Italian comedy, and awarded (four Oscars, a Golden Bear at the Berlin Festival...), Vittorio De Sica also marked the 20th century as an actor, with Max Ophüls in The Earrings of Madame de… , or in Luigi Comencini's Bread, Love and Jealousy.
To open the Vittorio de Sica retrospective, on Wednesday 18 December, we welcome the Director of the Bologna Film Library, Gian Luca Farinelli. He will host a film café organized by the Association des Amis du Grütli from 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm. He will also present Sciuscià at 5:00 p. m. on the same day and Bicycle Thieves at 8:30 p. m.
Schedule See on http://www.cinemas-du-grutli.ch/
Price 5 - 15 CHF