Lamberto Maggiorani (left) and Enzo Staiola star as father and son in the influential Italian 1948 film Bicycle Thieves, directed by Vittorio De Sica. Lamberto Maggiorani (left) and Enzo Staiola star as father and son in the influential Italian 1948 film Bicycle Thieves, directed by Vittorio De Sica.
Lamberto Maggiorani (left) and Enzo Staiola star as father and son in the influential Italian 1948 film Bicycle Thieves, directed by Vittorio De Sica.

Art house: Bicycle Thieves holds a mirror up to post-war Italy

Andrew Sun

Lamberto Maggiorani (left) and Enzo Staiola star as father and son in the influential Italian 1948 film Bicycle Thieves, directed by Vittorio De Sica. Lamberto Maggiorani (left) and Enzo Staiola star as father and son in the influential Italian 1948 film Bicycle Thieves, directed by Vittorio De Sica.
Lamberto Maggiorani (left) and Enzo Staiola star as father and son in the influential Italian 1948 film Bicycle Thieves, directed by Vittorio De Sica.
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