The premise of this delightful film is deceptively simple. A man needs a job. To get it he needs to have a bicycle. He gets the bicycle. He gets the job. Then the bicycle is stolen.
Since its release 70 years ago Bicycle Thieves has regularly topped greatest-film lists and has proven to be one of the most inspirational and timeless films ever. Filmed on the streets of post-war Rome with untrained locals playing many of the parts, it's a shining light in Italian neo-realist cinema. But there's no need to be academic about it - it's a beautifully made, fully-formed gem.
Showing as part of our World Cinema series.
Tickets are available online at www.snowcatcinema.co.uk, and at the Pavilion reception desk.