Wednesday, September 9 - 6:30pm
Istituto Italiano di Cultura - 496, Huron St. - Toronto
Infoline: 416.921.3802 ext. 221
Vittorio De Sica (1901-1974) is the symbol of art cinema throughout the world. His works, from Shoeshine (1946) to Bicycle Thieves (1948), from Two Women (1960) to The Garden of the Finzi-Contini (1971), have been acclaimed in Europe, North and South America, Asia, and can be considered among the most influential films of all times. Four of his films won the Academy Award Oscar for Best Film in a Foreign Language.
The Italian Cultural Institute will pay homage to De Sica by closing the exhibit dedicated to his life and works displayed at the Institute.
Prof. Carlo Coen will deliver a lecture and show several excerpts from his films to share with the audience the beauty of his art and his profound humanist poetry.