Any aspect, even the most renewed, risks giving a partial and limited image of Vittorio De Sica. His capability of approaching different cinematographic genres: is unique. And most of all the actor De Sica, no matter whether dramatic or comic, is always real and when he’s on the screen, you believe him. His great ability in collecting success and recognition through works which are completely different from each other has been a unique phenomenon, the heart of the De Sica mystery. What remains of De Sica today? How much are his films still a fundamental example for those who, in every part of the world, want to start working in cinema?
About the director:
Mario Canale. Director, scriptwriter. He edited the weeklies “Il male” and “Zut” before moving on, in 1981, to write and direct a variety of programs and TV series for Rai and Mediaset. From 1994 to 1996 he curated the “La Televisione del Cinema” program at the Venice Film Festival. He also edited the quarterly magazine “L’avventura” for Italia Cinema. As a director and screenwriter, he has taken part in numerous festivals in Italy and abroad.
Selected Filmography: “Marcello a Sweet Life” (2006), “Marco Ferreri, The Director Who Came from the Future” (2007), “Gillo” (2007), “Vittorio D.” (2009), “Monicelli. La versione di Mario” (2013), “Passion and Utopia” (2015), “Armando Trovajoli: Cent’anni di musica” (2019), “Giuliano Montaldo. Il regista è sul set” (2020), “Era Roma” (2022).