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The Children Are Watching Us

Vittorio De Sica

 
The Children Are Watching Us (Criterion DVD)

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  • Italy
  • 1944
  • 84 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • Italian
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  • Spine #323

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.

Disc Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • New video interviews with star Luciano De Ambrosis and Vittorio De Sica scholar Callisto Cosulich
  • New and improved subtitle translation
  • A 24-page booklet featuring film scholar Peter Brunette, and critic Stuart Klawans on screenwriter Cesare Zavattini

    New cover by Sarah Habibi

Film Essays

The Children Are Watching Us: A Movement Is Born

By Peter Brunette March 27, 2006

The Children Are Watching Us marks the first full blossoming of one of the most fruitful collaborations in world cinema history. The brilliant pairing of legendary Italian actor and hitherto . . . Read more »

On Five

Remembering Peter Brunette

By Issa Clubb June 23, 2010

Sitting on a hard drive here in the office is the unedited footage of an interview we shot herewith Peter Brunette on April 26, for an upcoming release ofSenso. The release had been delayed, but . . . Read more »


Film Essays

The Children Are Watching Us: A Movement Is Born

By Peter Brunette March 27, 2006

The Children Are Watching Us marks the first full blossoming of one of the most fruitful collaborations in world cinema history. The brilliant pairing of legendary Italian actor and hitherto . . . Read more »