Saturday, 18 July 2015

Capital Celluloid 2015 - Day 225: Thu Aug 13

Shoeshine (De Sica, 1946): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 6.30pm


This film is part of the Vittorio De Sica season at BFI Sothbank and also screens on 15th August. You can find full details here.

BFI Southbank introduction:
A landmark of neo-realism – and an Oscar®-winner – this tells of two boys who survive by shining shoes but dream of buying a horse; with this in mind, they agree to a shady deal with some older boys, but things go wrong... De Sica elicits robust, utterly plausible performances from his cast while showing the chaos and poverty of post-war Italy in harrowing detail.


Here (and above) is the trailer.

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