Italian Film Festival

Bicycle Thieves

Info: USA,1949, 93 Min

Director: Vittorio De Sica

Cast: Lamberto Maggiorani
Enzo Staiola
Lianella Carell
Carlo Jachino
Giulio Chiari
Gino Saltamerenda
Vittorio Antonucci
Elena Altieri
Michele Sakara
Emma Druetti


  • Tuesday June 9, 2015 - 6:30 pm

THE BICYCLE THIEF “Ladri di biciclette” (Vittorio De Sica, 1948 / 93 mins) | In spite of Vittorio De Sica’s THE BICYCLE THIEF being, at its core, a simple story of a father and his young son searching for a stolen bicycle [vital to the father’s] job, the film is frequently cited as one of the best films ever made. De Sica opted to cast his film with amateurs, their honest performances as fresh and natural today as they were upon release in 1948.

Join us for these films at the Rio Theatre for four nights during Italian Heritage Month in June. Presented with Italian Day on the Drive, Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre, and Rio Theatre, the Italian Film Festival is pleased to present 8 iconic Italian Films as part of our Summer Film Festival Series. Buy Tickets online with the Rio Theatre or see all 8 films with a festival pass for only $50!