Antonio finds a coveted job that requires a bicycle. When the bike is stolen on his first day at work, he and his young son Bruno begin a frantic search for it.
The movie focuses on the relationship between a father and his son
within the larger framework of poverty and unemployment in postwar Italy.
Bicycle Thieves embodies the greatest strengths of the Italian Neo-realist
movement: a simple story focussed on social problems, with a cast of actors
and non-actors. Considered to be one of the greatest films ever made.
Dir: Vittorio De Sica
Italy, 1948. 98 minutes
The event is free but please bring food/drinks to share
Bermondsey Project, 46 Willow Walk, London SE1 5SF