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SanSebastian


Blogging from San Sebastian September 21-29, 2018

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The screening of ''Ladri di biciclette / Bycicle Thieves'' opens Klasikoa, a yearly rendezvous with a restored classic at the Sa

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Thierry Frémaux will present this collaboration between the Festival and Lyon’s Lumière Festiva

 

Following the memorable presentation last year of Lumière ! L’aventure commence (Lumière! The Adventure Begins), a screening with comments by the director of the Cannes Festival and of the Lumière Institute, Thierry Frémaux, the San Sebastian Festival and the Lumière Festival in Lyon now open collaboration on what will become a yearly rendezvous with the screening of a restored classic.

The project chosen to launch the initiative Klasikoa is Ladri di biciclette Bycicle Thieves (1948), by Vittorio De Sica, an emblematic film of Italian neorrealism.

The film has been restored by the L’imagine Ritrovata laboratory, part of Italy’s Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna, a global benchmark in film research, conservation and restoration. The restored copy was presented in the Cannes Classics section at the last Cannes Festival, followed shortly afterwards by its screening at Bologna’s Il Cinema Ritrovato Festival, as part of its Ritrovati e Restaurati 2018 / Recovered & Restored 2018 section.

Every year, a film chosen by the Festival and the Lumière Festival will be screened in San Sebastián.

The screening of Ladri di biciclette, presented by Frémaux, will take place in Tabakalera on Monday, September 24.

The film, considered one of the best movies in the history of cinema, winner of an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1949, chronicles the misfortunes of a man on his first day at work whose essential element for keeping his job is stolen: his bicycle. André Bazin, in his famous analysis of the film, in his work What is Cinema?, describes it as cinema in its pure state and concludes on the subject of the plot: “in the world in which this workman lives, the poor must steal from each other in order to survive.”

 


 

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Ladri di biciclette / Bycicle Thieves

Vittorio De Sica (Italy)

Cast: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Elena Altieri, Gino Saltamerenda

In post-war Rome, Antonio, an unemployed worker, lands a simple job putting up posters on the condition that he has a bicycle. With great difficulty, he manages to buy one, only to have it stolen on his first day of work. This is the start of an adventure whereby Antonio will try to recover his bicycle, with his son Bruno, while his wife Maria waits at home with their other child. Desperate, Antonio tries to steal a bike, but is arrested by the police.

 



 

 


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Blogging from the 66th San Sebastian Film Festival
Reporting by Inés Barreda de Biurrun and Bruno Chatelin.

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