Una Giornata Particolare (A Special Day) Reviews
A well intended and nicely acted drama that mostly centers around two very different people and the way the perceive each other based on their limited impressions.
Sophia Loren plays a housewife, whose facist husband has taken the kids to a Mussolini/Hitler rally. She stays home where she meets the man (Marcello Mastrianni) who lives across the building from her. She is intrigued and reaches out to him, but his own demons keep him from embracing her.
Mastrianni was up for an Oscar, but it is Loren who steals the show with her vivacious, yet vulnerable and depressive portrait of a woman who will risk her life for a moment of happiness.
Ettore Scola's films are the best to be revisited from time to time, always intimate and have memorable scenes . i think the story and the mood are very interesting, yet the dialogue is not strong enough for a film based totally on dialogue and performances, and i found Loren's performance is more convincing .
Dans l'immeuble d√©sert, ils passent la journ√©e ensemble, s'ouvrent l'un √† l'autre tandis que la radio de la concierge abrutie hurle la retransmission de la c√©r√©monie.
Loren et Mastroinanni ont une alchimie juste, simple et forte, l'√©motion passe par tous les petits d√©tails poignants de justesse de la mise en sc√®ne et du sc√©nario.
"Senti... piangere si puo' fare anche da soli, ma ridere bisogna essere in due!"
That long take at the beginning was great.