THE CHILDREN ARE WATCHING US
(I bambini ci guardano)
a feature film by Vittorio De Sica (The Bicycle Thief, Yesterday Today and Tomorrow, Umberto D, Shoeshine)
with Emilio Cigoli (Shoeshine), Luciano De Ambrosis, Isa Pola, Adriano Rimoldi
A wife runs off with a lover, abandoning her faithful husband and Pricò, a sensitive child. The husband takes her back, only to be abandoned again. The second desertion is too much for his poor heart. He commits suicide, permanently ruining the life of the four years old son.
In his first collaboration with renowned screenwriter and longtime partner Cesare Zavattini, Vittorio De Sica examines the cataclysmic consequences of adult folly on an innocent child. Heralding the pair’s subsequent work on some of the masterpieces of Italian neorealism, The Children Are Watching Us is a vivid, deeply humane portrait of a family’s disintegration.
Italy - 1944, 90', available in Full HD
Language: Italian with English subtitles
Produced by Invicta Film and Scalera Film Spa