13 February 1950
© Intesa Sanpaolo Publifoto Archive
Miracle in Milan is a masterpiece directed by Vittorio De Sica, which won the Grand Prix for best film – on a par with another movie – at the Cannes Festival in 1951. The story offers an inside view of the living conditions of the inhabitants of a shantytown on the outskirts of Milan, in which the protagonist Totò, played by the actor Francesco Golisano, emerges as a positive figure who attempts to improve the lot of his comrades in misfortune. Golisano was an employee of the postal system, chosen for the role on the street. After acting in a few other films, he abandoned his career in cinema.