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A Special Day (Sophia Loren) - Preview

A Special Day

Preview by Jack Foley

CultFilms presents the definitive version of A Special Day – aka Una Giornata Particolare – from director Ettore Scola (Ugly, Dirty, Bad), a rarely seen masterpiece starring one of cinema’s legendary couples Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni (La Dolce Vita).

Set in Rome on the day of Hitler’s momentous 1938 state visit to Mussolini, while the rest of the residents are at the parade, housewife Antonietta (Loren) reluctantly stays at home to do chores, only to find her mysterious gay neighbour Gabriele (Mastroianni) has also chosen to abstain from the political propaganda rally. Or was he told to stay away? Their chance meeting will change their perceptions of love, politics and life forever.

Painstakingly restored to its original specifications, the film will be available for the first time as an HD release from a 4K scan and will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on October 31, 2016.

The unusual colour palette of A Special Day was specially conceived by Scola and the celebrated cinematographer Pasqualino de Santis (Death in Venice) is reinstated according to the director’s instruction in this CultFilms release.

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