Monday, 22 January 2018

Vittorio De Sica

Vittorio De Sica was an italian actor and film director, one of the main representatives of neorealist movement. He starred in over 100 films, like What Scoundrels Men Are! (in italian: Gli uomini che mascalzoni! ,1932), I'll Give a Million (DarĂ² un milione, 1935) or Grandi magazzini (1939). He spent hard-earned money (playing in many films) on his own film productions during the Second World War. He directed films, such as Red roses (Rose scarlatte, 1940), Miracle in Milan (Miracolo a Milano, 1951), Two Women (La ciociara, 1960), Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (Ieri, oggi, domani, 1963) or Sunflower (I girasoli, 1970). Often he appeared as an actor in his comedy films. Vittorio De Sica achieved an international fame for film Bicycle Thieves (Ladri di biciclette, 1948), which is an example of neorealistic cinema. This film awarded an Oscar for best foreign language film. In his films he mainly focused on daily reality and life of urban poor. In his film productions is presented true reality, great moral sensitivity and  a criticism of social system. 


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