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Bicycle Thieves – History in Windows and Mirrors
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Bicycle Thieves – History in Windows and Mirrors

2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the North American release of Ladri di biciclette (Bicycle Thieves), Vittorio De Sica’s landmark film of a vanquished but unbowed Italy after the Second World War. Accenti contributor Sally Cunningham provides a contemporary take on the film and explains why it is still relevant to audiences after all these years. I first saw Bicycle Thieves for a film class at Bishop’s University. The course, Film Theory, was less of a how-are-films-made class and more of a why-are-films made – something for which I was…

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More Precious than Diamonds

More Precious than Diamonds

Despite my frequent trips to Italy, I consciously decided never to learn the language. With blissful ignorance, I always preferred…

Road to the Lemon Grove Pays Homage to the Italian Experience

Road to the Lemon Grove Pays Homage to the Italian Experience

What better way to pay homage to a rich cultural heritage than with a compelling film? Road to the Lemon…

2019 Accenti Contests – Winners Announced

2019 Accenti Contests – Winners Announced

Toronto, May 4, 2019 – The winners of the 2019 Accenti Writing and Photo contests were announced at the Accenti…

Autumn Bounty

Autumn Bounty

I was born in central Italy, in a beautiful green valley. In the summer, the fields were irrigated from the…

Twinset

Twinset

Mum would take us out for a roll in the double pram, dressed identically in well-sucked pink jumpsuits, resembling newborn…

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