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The Children Are Watching Us
Directed by Vittorio De Sica • 1944 • Italy
Starring Emilio Cigoli, Luciano De Ambrosis, Isa Pola
In his first collaboration with renowned screenwriter and longtime partner Cesare Zavattini, Vittorio De Sica examines the cataclysmic consequences of adult folly on an innocent child. Heralding the pair’s subsequent work on some of the masterpieces of Italian neorealism, THE CHILDREN ARE WATCHING US is a vivid, deeply humane portrait of a family’s disintegration.