Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A Special Day

1977 Italian/Canadian Feature
Alternate Title: Una giornata particolare

Cast: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, John Vernon, Françoise Berd, Patrizia Basso, Tiziano De Persio, Maurizio Di Paolantonio, Antonio Garibaldi, Vittorio Guerrieri and Alessandra Mussolini
Director: Ettore Scola
Writer: Maurizio Costanzo, Ruggero Maccari and Ettore Scola

Italy, 1938: With her fascist husband gone to witness Mussolini's first meeting with Hitler, world-weary housewife Antonietta befriends her despondent gay neighbor Gabriele.



  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available

Video clip:

  • Academy Award nominations for Best Actor (Mastroianni) and Foreign Language Film.
  • César Award for Best Foreign Film.
  • David di Donatello Awards for Best Actress (Loren) and Director (Scola).
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film; also nominated for Motion Picture Actor - Drama (Mastroianni).
  • Venice Film Festival Award for Best Film Restored (2014).

  • Twelfth of fourteen feature films Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni starred in together.
  • A Special Day was released on DVD and Blu-ray as part of The Criterion Collection in 2015.

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