The Children are watching Us (I bambini ci guardano) (Italy, 1942)
Tuesday, 28 March, 2017
This is the first major film of Vittorio De Sica (the world known creator of The Bicycle Thief). It is a sensitive heartbreaking drama about the plight of an unloved four- year-old. As the product of a broken marriage it is shown as viewed through a child's eyes. De Sica used his writer Cesare Zavattini (of neorealism fame) and his theme (from existing conditions at the time).