IFF21 Marriage Italian Style

IFF21 Marriage Italian Style

IFF21 Marriage Italian Style

SPECIAL EVENTS Join us for a glass of prosecco and popcorn courtesy of Feros Care at selected screenings of Vittorio de Sica’s endlessly romantic and much-loved 1664 classic, Marriage Italian Style, starring the inimitable Sophia Loren. More info
Matrimonio all'italiana

Italian screen goddess Sophia Loren, one of the most beloved and recognisable figures in the international film world, has made over 100 films in her 50-year career. In Vittorio De Sica’s ode to complicated love, Marriage Italian Style, the formidable Loren plays Filumena, a penniless prostitute, who meets the handsome and successful Domenico (Loren’s frequent co-star Marcello Mastroianni) in Naples during World War II, sparking a passionate affair that spans two decades.

“Whenever Vittoria de Sica gets together with Sophia Loren to make a motion picture, something wonderful happens.” — The New York Times
“With Sophia Loren’s comic timing, unbelievable beauty, passion and overall star quality, Matrimonio All’Italiana is just pure pleasure.” - Unsung Films

Festivals & Awards
WINNER – Golden Globes 1965, Best Foreign-Language Foreign Film
WINNER – David di Donatello Awards 1965, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Production
WINNER – Nastro d’Argento Awards 1965, Best Supporting Actress
WINNER – Moscow International Film Festival 1965, Best Actress
NOMINEE – Golden Globes 1965, Best Actress – Comedy or Musical, Best Actor – Comedy or Musical
NOMINEE – Academy Awards 1965, Best Actress
NOMINEE – Academy Awards 1966, Best Foreign Language Film
NOMINEE – Nastro d’Argento Awards 1965, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Cinematography
NOMINEE – Laurel Awards 1965, Golden Laurel - Female Comedy Performance
NOMINEE - Moscow International Film Festival 1965, Grand Prix


Director: Vittorio De Sica
Born in 1901, Vittorio De Sica was a leading figure in the neorealist movement. Starting out as an actor, by the late 1920s he was successful in the Italian theatre and light comedy movies. Turning to directing in 1940, four of his films won Academy Awards: Shoeshine (1946) and Bicycle Thieves (1948) which won special Oscars before the foreign film category was established, plus Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963) and The Garden of the Finzi Continis (1970) which won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. His final film before his death in 1974 was A Brief Vacation (1973).
Rating: M
Runtime: 102 mins

Session Times

Eastend Cinemas
Fri, Nov 5:

Prospect Cinemas
No sessions running at Prospect this week

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