Una giornata particolare
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.