During the Second World War, Domenico Soriano, a merchant belonging to a wealthy Neapolitan family, meets Filumena Marturano, a woman of humble origins, in a brothel. He falls in love with her and takes her to live with him. After twenty years of concubinage, and although she has always scrupulously played her role as wife and servant, Filumena has not yet received a marriage proposal and decides to make Domenico believe that she is dying...
With Italian Wedding , the master of neorealism, Vittorio De Sica ( The Bicycle Thief , Umberto D.) , creates an essential classic of Italian comedy, the flagship genre of transalpine cinema in the 1950s and 1960s. Subtly mixing farce and drama, this satire of the urban bourgeoisie reveals sadness and disillusion in a bittersweet portrait of a woman. A masterpiece of Italian cinema admirably interpreted by Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren, unforgettable in roles commensurate with their talent.
ITALIAN WEDDING (1964 – Colors – 104 mins) new 4K restoration
SUPPLEMENTS * . A LIFE, A TIME… CIRCUMSTANCES (26 mins) From the history of the film to the cinematographic evolution of Vittorio De Sica, critics Alain Garel and Sabrina Piazzi exchange their visions of Italian Wedding and evoke the couple of star actors Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren.