A SPECIAL DAY (UNA GIORNATA PARTICOLARE)

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Showings

Castro Theatre Sat, Sep 22 3:30 PM
Film Info
Country:Italy
Year:1977
Running Time:106 min.
Language:Italian with English subtitles
Director:Ettore Scola
Producer:Carlo Ponti
Screenwriter:Maurizio Costanzo
Ruggero Maccari
Ettore Scola
Cinematographer:Pasqualino De Santis
Editor:Raimondo Crociani
Cast:Sophia Loren
Marcello Mastroianni
John Vernon

Description

May 8, 1938: all of Rome is turning out to see the spectacle of Hitler’s visit to Italy. Among the few not attending are a harried housewife and mother-of-six (Sophia Loren) and her across-the-way neighbor (Mastroianni, Oscar-nominated), a suicidal ex-radio announcer. She’s a conservative Mussolini supporter; he’s a homosexual enemy of the state. But after a chance meeting, the two share a life-changing day that will challenge their assumptions about people, politics, and sexuality. Gorgeously photographed in creamy sepia tones and driven by two virtuoso central performances, this tender, daring chamber drama is a more-relevant-than-ever look at fascism’s human cost. (Film Society of Lincoln Center)

Winner of Best Foreign Film at the 1978 Golden Globes

Presented in 35 mm film. Print provided by Luce Cinecittá, Rome.