Cari Amici – Dear Friends,
It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2019 movie line-up of Cinema Italiano Classico.
This year we are presenting two movies starring the most famous couple of Italian Cinema: Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren in her Oscar winning performance of “Two Women.” They will make you laugh and cry; but more than anything else, they will entertain and delight you.
As in the past, each movie will be presented to you by Anna Brusutti, our Artistic Director.
And here are the three movies:
LA CIOCIARA (Two Women)
| SATURDAY, March 23, 2019
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Starring: Sophia Loren, Eleonora Brown
And here are other details of the movie:
It is a Drama from 1960; its runtime is 100 minutes; the language
spoken is Italian, but you will have English subtitles. It is rated for
15 years olds and up.
And finally the main Award it received: Academy Award for Sophia
Loren as Best Actress.
Synopsis: Set in 1943 Rome, Cesira is a beautiful widow and a
successful grocery store owner. WWII is raging, and she fears for her
beloved daughter, 13-year-old Rosetta, amid the daily bombings. They
travel to the relative safety of her region Ciociaria, in the Italian
countryside. There, they are happy even as food dwindles. As the allies
advance, Cesira decides to return to Rome and encounters the horrors of war…
MATRIMONIO ALL’ITALIANA (Marriage Italian Style)
SATURDAY, March 30, 2019
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Starring: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni
And here are the other details of the movie:
it is a Comedy/Drama/Romance from 1964; its runtime is 101 minutes; the language spoken is Italian but you will have English subtitles. It is not rated.
And finally the main Awards it received were the Academy Awards nominations for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Actress.
Synopsis: Domenico, a successful businessman, begins an affair with Filumena when she is 17 years old. She becomes a prostitute, but also becomes the mistress of Domenico. He eventually sets her up in an apartment, and she works for him in his various businesses. Domenico starts planning to marry a young employee…
And now the third movie:
UNA GIORNATA PARTICOLARE (A Special Day)
SATURDAY, April 6, 2019
Director: Ettore Scola
Starring: Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni
And here are the other details of the movie: it is a Drama from 1977; its runtime is 107 minutes; the language spoken is Italian but you will have English subtitles. It is not rated.
And finally the main Awards it received: Golden Globes for Best Foreign Language Film in the U.S.; David di Donatello for Best Director and Best Actress in Italy.
Synopsis: It’s the late 1930’s in Rome. It is a national holiday in Italy to celebrate the first state visit of Adolf Hitler to the country. Most of the Roman populace attend a lavish parade. Antonietta Taberi stays at home to attend to her domestic chores. Gabriele is a former announcer on Italian Public Radio. Despite living in the same apartment complex with their apartment windows facing each other across the courtyard, Antonietta and Gabriele meet for the first time today.
7:30 pm – All Screenings from DVD
Door opens at 7:15 for the general public
Fe’ Bland Forum, SBCC West Campus
721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA
Sponsored by: The Italian Cultural Heritage Foundation of S.B.,
a 501 C(3) organization
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