Film Event
Film Event

A Special Day

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Sexual and party politics collide in this rarely screened and recently restored knockout of a film. While the residents of a tenement building are busy lining the streets to see Mussolini welcome Hitler to Rome, an overworked and underappreciated housewife (Sophia Loren) and an enigmatic, anti-fascist radio broadcaster (Marcello Mastroianni) come together—in more ways than one, and against many odds. Shot in sepia tones and with cunning precision, the camera is as commanding as the legendary actors themselves, who are at the top of their game in this profound, gripping and daring drama.

In Italian with English subtitles.

This screening is presented in partnership with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura.

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“Lights up the screen with the kind of radiance you get only from great movie actors.”
New York Times
“A luminous, humanist two-hander”
Best Foreign Language Film
Golden Globe Awards, 1978
Directed by: Ettore Scola
Featuring: John Vernon Sophia Loren Marcello Mastroianni Françoise Berd Patrizia Basso
Year: 1977 Runtime: 106 mins Rating: STC