This evening on TV: one of the greatest classics of Italian cinema

Every day, AlloCiné recommends a film to (re)watch on TV. This evening: the adaptation of a novel by Bassani by the Italian master Vittorio De Sica.

In 1970, Italian director Vittorio De Sica continued his rich collaboration with screenwriter Cesare Zavattini, who accompanied him on 25 of his films (including the most famous: Bicycle Thief and Miracle in Milan).

Together they bring to the screen the book of their compatriot Giorgio Bassani, “The Garden of the Finzi-Contini”, describing the relations of a group of young people from the Jewish bourgeoisie, in full rise of fascism in the 1930s .

Led by a remarkable cast, the film transcribes a melancholic atmosphere, between seriousness and emotion. At the end of his career, Vittorio De Sica is directing a new masterpiece of Italian neorealism, which will notably be awarded the Golden Bear at the Berlinale, as well as the statuette for Best International Film at the Oscars. On AlloCiné, the film has a solid average of spectator ratings, up to 4 out of 5.

The Finzi-Contini Garden by Vittorio De Sica with Dominique Sanda, Lino Capolicchio, Helmut Berger…

Tonight on Arte at 8:55 p.m.

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