"Antonio, an unemployed man will get a job posting bills if he has a bicycle. His wife pawns their sheets to buy one, but it is almost immediately stolen. The man’s desperate search through Rome for the precious bike becomes an odyssey in which he encounters the best and worst of humanity, struggling to survive amidst the city’s postwar confusion. As Pauline Kael has noted, the film is “deceptively simple. . . . Its richnesses and enigmas sneak up on you. . . . This neorealist classic is on just about everybody’s list of the greatest films."
Who wants to join me for this classic? Let's meet at 6:45 pm in the lobby of the Garneau Theatre. I will be holding a small bouquet of flowers so that you can recognize me.
Admission is FREE. In Italian with English subtitles. For more information: http://www.metrocinema.org/film_view/4823/