Tribute to Vittorio De Sica
The Permanent Delegation of Italy to UNESCO, the Instituto Italiano di Cultura and UNESCO are organizing a tribute to Vittorio De Sica , the father of the Italian neorealist cinema who died exactly 30 years ago. Frédéric Mitterrand will present the evening which will include testimonies by Vittorio De Sica's three children and by the great actress Gina Lollobrigida who is also expected to attend. The evening will include a musical interlude recalling several of Vittorio Di Sica's films : ‘A Brief Vacation' (1973), ‘A Place for Lovers' (1968) and the ‘The Garden of Finzi-Continis' (1970), and end with a showing of the restored version of his 1942 film ‘The Children are Watching'. Before the tribute an Italian buffet will be served from 7 to 8 p.m.