Marriage Italian Style
DIRECTED BY VITTORIO DE SICA
ITALY/FRANCE, 1964, 102 MIN
IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni seduce the silver screen in this timeless romantic comedy by renowned director Vittorio de Sica (The Bicycle Thief). Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Actress at the 1965 Academy Awards®, MARRIAGE ITALIAN STYLE is truly a classic Neapolitan gem, which we are delighted to share with you on a newly struck 35mm print. Domenico (Mastroianni) discovers a 17-year-old Filumena (Loren) in the midst of war and falls head over heels. At the risk of corrupting his persona as a carnal businessman who loves all the ladies, Domenico shelters the beautiful Filumena in an apartment as his mistress and confidante. Twenty years later, and still nothing more to Domenico than a statue in his own private museum, Filumena is infuriated when she discovers that he plans to marry a young cashier. She resorts to a series of wild ruses to win him back, and win him back she does. With the added bonus of two of cinema’s most legendary performers, MARRIAGE ITALIAN STYLE is the kind of tale you’ll fall in love with time and time again.