Tuesday & Wednesday, September 22 & 23
(1952, De Sica) A retired bureaucrat, with only his dog Flike for company, faces economic ruin and failing health in a callous post-war Rome. De Sica’s personal favorite of all his films was dedicated to his father Umberto and features an extraordinary performance by non-actor Carlo Battisti — a University of Florence professor in real life. Oscar nomination, Best Screenplay. Best Foreign Film, New York Film Critics Circle. Approx. 89 min. 35mm.
“For me, De Sica and Zavattini’s greatest achievement was Umberto D.”
– Martin Scorsese