Classic black-and-white movie month: Bicycle Thieves (1948)

Classic black-and-white movie month: Bicycle Thieves (1948)

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Fri 25 May 2018, 7.30 pm
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From TPD:

In the fourth week of the Classical black-and-white movie month, a screening of Bicycle Thieves (1948) – a film directed by Vittorio De Sica – will take place at the Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents (TPD).

Film notes:

BICYCLE THIEVES • Italy • 1948
89′ | Drama

Bicycle Thieves (Italian: Ladri di biciclette; sometimes known in the United States as The Bicycle Thief) is directed by Vittorio De Sica. The film follows the story of a poor father searching post-World War II Rome for his stolen bicycle, without which he will lose the job which was to be the salvation of his young family.

Adapted for the screen by Cesare Zavattini from a novel by Luigi Bartolini, and starring Lamberto Maggiorani as the desperate father and Enzo Staiola as his plucky young son, Bicycle Thieves is widely regarded as a masterpiece of Italian neorealism.

It received an Academy Honorary Award in 1950 and, just four years after its release, was deemed the greatest film of all time by Sight & Sound magazine’s poll of filmmakers and critics. It is also one of the top ten among the British Film Institute’s list of films you should see by the age of 14. [Wikipedia]

Language: Italian with Vietnamese subtitles

• The film screening is for educational purposes and to raise funds for the Young Cinema Fund at TPD.
• Donation (at the door): 20,000 VND/audience.
• Doors open at 7 pm and close when the screening room is full.
• Seats are assigned on the first-come-first-served basis.

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Watch the film’s trailer here:

Translated by Hanoi Grapevine

The Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents TPD was established with the purposes of designing and implementing programs to assist and develop movie talents and other activities for the development of Vietnamese cinema.

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The Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents
51 Tran Hung Dao Str (4th floor), Hanoi
Tel: 024 3936 6559
Email: [email protected]
Website: tpdmovie.com.vn

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