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WIN! The Criterion Collection Edition of Umberto D!

How To Enter This Competition!

FilmJuice Competition: To celebrate the release of Umberto D on The Criterion Collection we've got TWO Blu-ray copies to Give Away!
For your chance to win, simply answer this question (entry details at the bottom of page): Which other piece of seminal Italian cinema did Vittorio De Sica direct?
Answer A: La Dolce Vita
Answer B: Bicycle Thieves
Answer C: Rome Open City
Competition Deadline: 14th September 2022


Posted August 15, 2022 by

Send your entry to with the answer in the subject line of your email. Include full contact details. Good Luck!
Umberto D. is available on The Criterion Collection from 15th August 2022.
This neorealist masterpiece by VITTORIO DE SICA (Bicycle Thieves) follows the daily life of an elderly pensioner as he struggles to make ends meet during Italy’s postwar economic recovery. Alone except for his dog, Flike, Umberto is determined to maintain his dignity in a city where human kindness seems to have been swallowed up by the forces of modernization. His simple quest to satisfy his most fundamental needs—food, shelter, companionship—makes for one of the most heart-breaking stories ever filmed, and an essential classic of world cinema.
ITALY | 1952 | 89 MINUTES | BLACK & WHITE | 1.37:1 | ITALIAN


  • High-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • That’s Life: Vittorio De Sica, a fifty-five-minute documentary made for Italian television in 2001
  • Video interview with actress Maria Pia Casilio from 2003
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Stuart Klawans and reprinted recollections by De Sica and Carlo Battisti, who plays Umberto D.




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