Italian Film Festival

Umberto D.

Info: Italy, 1952, 89 mins

Language: Italian with English subtitles

Director: Vittorio De Sica

Cast: Carlo Battisti, Maria Pia Casilio, Lina Gennari


  • Monday January 7, 2019 - 2:30 pm

"It’s hard to think of a more remarkable tribute to the resilience of the human spirit than the one Umberto D. puts on the screen." Kenneth Turan, LA Times

This neorealist masterpiece by Vittorio De Sica follows an elderly pensioner as he strives to make ends meet during Italy’s postwar economic recovery. Alone except for his dog, Flike, Umberto struggles to maintain his dignity in a city where human kindness seems to have been swallowed up by the forces of modernization. His simple quest to satisfy his basic needs—food, shelter, companionship—makes for one of the most heartbreaking stories ever filmed, and an essential classic of world cinema.