First screened in July 2002 / Most recently screened in June 2014
Director: Vittorio De Sica. Cast: Carlo Battisti, Maria Pia Casilio, Lina Gennari, Ileana Simova, Memmo Carotenuto. Screenplay: Cesare Zavattini. Twitter Capsule:
Moments of humor and poignancy swamped by bathetic overstatement: neorealism sinks to goopy sentiment. Actors not great.
Unquestionably a key film in a pivotal movement, even if it dilutes as much as it adds. Less of Rome than in Bicycle Thieves, et al.