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A Special Day
A Special Day
Italian Film Festival
  • 12A
  • Ettore
  • Scola
  • vo
  • IT
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  • Ettore Scola • Italy 1977 • 1h46m • 35mm Italian with English subtitles • 12A Cast: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, John Vernon. The Special Day of the title is 8 May 1938, when there is a rally in Rome to celebrate Hitler’s visit to Mussolini and his Italian allies. Loren is a housewife who stays home when the rest of her family attends the day-long rally, and Mastroianni is her neighbour, apparently the only other person in the building who hasn’t gone to watch the parades. Scola’s sense of place and passing time is very strong, allowing the dramatic subtleties time to accumulate. Quiet, subtly political melodrama with superb performances from Loren and Mastroianni.
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  • A Special Day
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    Cert: 12A
    Ettore Scola / Italy 1977 / 1h46m / Digital / Italian with English subtitles
    Cast: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, John Vernon, Françoise Berd, Patrizia Basso.
    Hailed by the New York Times as “ without doubt the best film that Sophia Loren ever made”, 'A Special Day' marks the dramatic highpoint of her magical partnership with Marcello Mastroianni. Painstakingly and beautifully restored to reflect the original vision of director Ettore Scola, the film unfolds on the 6th of May 1938 as Rome awaits Hitler’s first visit to Mussolini. Housewife and mother of six Antonietta (Loren) is one of the few to have stayed home. When the family’s pet bird escapes she calls on her neighbour Gabriele (an Oscar-nominated Mastroianni), a gay radio announcer. Over the course of a special day they forge a friendship all the more intense because of what may lie ahead.