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Umberto D

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(Vittorio deSica, 1952).
DeSica’s last major neo-realist work, this poignant and pessimistic film about the solitude of an elderly poor pensioner whose only friend is a little fox terrier seems a tad contrived these days, although its cinematography by the great Aldo is beyond reproach.

Sat., July 11, 8:30 p.m.; Mon., July 13, 4:30 p.m., 2009

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 1, 2009

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