Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Ieri, oggi, domani)

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An original comedy that casts Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren in three different stories set throughout Italy. Witty and unforgettable, this gem from master filmmaker Vittorio de Sica was the 1964 Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film.

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Cast

Sophia Loren
as Adelina Sbaratti
Marcello Mastroianni
as Carmine Sbaratti
Tina Pica
as Nonna
Aldo Giuffre
as Pasquale Nardella

Critic Reviews for Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Ieri, oggi, domani)

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Audience Reviews for Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Ieri, oggi, domani)

  • Aug 20, 2018
    I find the title of this film a bit puzzling, since the first two stories presented ("Yesterday" and "Today") may be quite effective and straightforward about what they want to say but the last one ("Tomorrow") could take place anytime and pales considerably in comparison.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 29, 2017
    There is such a delightful playfulness to this trio of tales about relationships between men and women in Italy. Sophia Loren is in three different roles - a poor mother in Naples who keeps getting pregnant and having children to postpone being jailed for failing to pay debts on her furniture, a rich woman in Naples who has had a one-night stand while her husband is away at a conference and has picked him up the following day in her Rolls-Royce, and a high-class courtesan who does business out of her apartment overlooking Piazza Navone in Rome, attracting the attention of a young man studying to be a priest. I wouldn't say Loren has exceptional range, but she does turn in a solid performance, and plays feisty, haughty, seductive, angry, and bemused pretty well, all while being quite entertaining. Marcello Mastroianni is her counterpart in each tale (one of the clients in the last, not the young man), and is similarly engaging. It was nice to see him so light on his feet as he moved around in that last tale; his expressions were over-the-top (in a good way), and it was funny to see him ask Loren to dress up as a schoolgirl, and then watch her reaction. The movie feels quintessentially Italian, as the characters are animated and highly expressive. There is also a feeling of genuine humanity and community. There is an honesty here, as each of the stories quite openly acknowledges sexual urges in both men and women as being natural and a positive thing, which is quite refreshing. At the same time, it remains decent and acknowledges a sense of higher morality. In the first tale, Loren's character is tempted but does not sleep with her brother-in-law when her husband can't get her pregnant again, accepts going to jail, and talks to the prisoners there without an ounce of judgment about why they're there. In the second, Mastroianni's character realizes how shallow Loren's is when she's more concerned about damage to her car after they nearly run over a child. In the third, Loren's character realizes that despite an antagonistic relationship with the young man's grandmother (played fantastically by Tina Pica), she has common ground with her, and must persuade the boy to stay on his path. How nice it is that director Vittorio De Sica shows us that these things - lust and morality - can exist side by side, perfectly well.
    Antonius B Super Reviewer
  • Oct 08, 2015
    Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow is a fun Italian comedy and, despite the cover art and description, it is rated PG. On the disc I received, the transfer looked good and subtitles were fine. It is a good-looking film; Mastroianni's amusing charm and the fiery beauty of Loren make for an entertaining view.
    Robert B Super Reviewer
  • Nov 27, 2012
    3 movie shorts with the great Sophia Loren and other Italian actors. Its all in Italian and has English subtitles. The first story is the best she sells cigarettes on the black market when police come to arrest her she is with child, in Italy if you pregnant you can go to jail so each time the law comes to arrest her she is again with child 8 children later, kind of funny the other 2 shorts leave a lot to be desired. 3 stars 11-8-12
    Bruce B Super Reviewer

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