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Umberto d

Picturehouse presents

Gasper Noé Presents: Umberto D. [PG]

Runtime: 88 mins

Distributor: Janus Films Company

To celebrate the release of Vortex, the latest from acclaimed director Gaspar Noé, Culture Shock presents a diverse selection of films personally curated by Noé himself, each relating to the narrative, formal and collaborative elements of Vortex. This neorealist masterpiece by Vittorio De Sica follows an elderly pensioner as he strives to make ends meet during Italy’s postwar economic recovery. Alone except for his dog, Flike, Umberto struggles 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 basic needs—food, shelter, companionship—makes for one of the most heartbreaking stories ever filmed, and an essential classic of world cinema


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