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This edition: Umberto D.

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Episode Details

(1952/Italy, 88 min., b&w, drama, in Italian with English subtitles) Dir.: Vittorio De Sica. Cast: Carlo Battisti, Maria Pia Casilio, Lina Gennari, Elena Rea. This neorealist masterpiece by Vittorio De Sica follows an elderly pensioner as he strives to make ends meet during Italy's postwar economic recovery. Alone except for his dog, Umberto struggles to maintain his dignity in a city where human kindness seems to have been swallowed up by the forces of modernization. Discussion guest: Anthony Tamburri, The John D. Calandra Institute/CUNY.

Guest List

Cav. Anthony Julian Tamburri, PhD. Dean & Executive Director, The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute