Friday, 2 March 2018

Capital Celluloid 2018 - Day 70: Sun Mar 11

A Special Day (Scola, 1977): Cine Lumiere, 2pm

This presentation is part of the 'Cinema Made in Italy' season at Cine Lumiere. You can find all the details here.

Cine Lumiere introduction:
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 Mastroïani), 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.

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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