Bambini in città

Bambini in città, directed by the Italian director Luigi Comencini, is a social documentary about children against the backdrop of post-WWII Milan. WeirdItalyWeird Italy, Guide … Read more


Proibito rubare (Guaglio)

1948’s Neapolitan Drama: A Closer Look at Proibito rubare. “Proibito rubare” (Forbidden to Steal) is a 1948 film directed by Luigi Comencini. The movie serves … Read more


Pietro Germi

Pietro Germi (14 September 1914 – 5 December 1974) was an Italian cinema director, screenwriter, and actor who is best known for pioneering the neorealist … Read more


Umberto D

Vittorio De Sica directed the 1952 Italian neorealist film Umberto D. The majority of the players were amateurs, including Carlo Battisti, who plays Umberto Domenico … Read more


Miracle in Milan

On the streets of Milan, an open-hearted, unrelentingly active orphan fights to make the best of his life. Vittorio De Sica directed the 1951 Italian … Read more


Bicycle Thief

Vittorio De Sica‘s 1948 Italian neorealist drama film Bicycle Thieves (Ladri di biciclette). It tells the narrative of a destitute man seeking his stolen bicycle … Read more



Two shoeshine boys in wartime Rome, Italy save money to buy a horse, but their involvement as dupes in a burglary puts them in juvenile … Read more


Vittorio De Sica

Vittorio Domenico Stanislao Gaetano Sorano De Sica (July 7, 1901 – November 13, 1974) was an Italian actor, director, and screenwriter. He was a theatrical … Read more


Germany, Year Zero

Germany, Year Zero (Germania anno zero) is the concluding film of Roberto Rossellini‘s unofficial war film trilogy, which includes Rome, Open City, and Paisà. Germany … Read more



Paisan (Paisà, meaning “[Fellow] Countryman”) is the second of Roberto Rossellini’s trilogy of 1946 Italian neorealist war drama films. There are six episodes in all. … Read more


Roberto Rossellini

Roberto Gastone Zeffiro Rossellini was an Italian film director, producer, and screenwriter who died on June 3, 1977. He was a notable director of Italian … Read more