Sun 11 Mar

A Special Day

Cert. 12A

Classics, Festivals & Series

Cinema Made In Italy 2018

Una giornata particolare

106 mins

in Italian with EN subs

ITA/CAN | 1977 | dir. Ettore Scola, with Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, John Vernon

8 May 1938. The city of Rome is buzzing with excitement with the State visit from the Fürher to Il Duce, Mussolini. Antonietta (Sophia Lauren) is a conservative housewife bound to her chores while her fascist husband Emanuele (John Vernon) takes to the streets to follow the parade. Daydreaming about a life of freedom, Antonietta makes the encounter of a neighbour, Gabriele (Marcello Mastroianni), a journalist persecuted for his liberal views and homosexuality. An unexpected friendship blossoms in the course of the day. Ettore Scola paints here an exquisite portrait in muted tones, a story of two individuals helpless in the face of Fascism’s rise.

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