Laugh Italian-style: tribute to Sophia and Marcello  MATRIMONIO ALL’ITALIANA (MARRIAGE ITALIAN STYLE) (Italia/1964) by Vittorio De Sica (102′) Courtesy of Surf Film

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Laugh Italian-style: tribute to Sophia and Marcello MATRIMONIO ALL’ITALIANA (MARRIAGE ITALIAN STYLE) (Italia/1964) by Vittorio De Sica (102′) Courtesy of Surf Film

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  • Free access event

Dubai

Starts
11 October 2021 - 20:00

Ends
11 October 2021 - 22:00

Italia

Starts
11 October 2021 - 18:00

Ends
11 October 2021 - 20:00

Where

Italy Pavilion - Anfiteatro

Theme

Creativity

Format

Movie nights

In 1964 De Sica made a film in Napes based on Eduardo De Filippo's most famous work and 'dearest creation'. Eduardo was asked to write the screenplay, but he soon disappeared. The work was instead carried out by a patrol of usual celebrities who gave glory to Italian film, and who restructured the three acts of Filumena Marturano with a series of flashbacks. The challenge was to transform Sophia Loren, in her thirties and spectacular, into the worn out and dramatic Filumena. Things are simpler for Mastroianni: he reinvents Domenico Soriano into a lovable rascal, and his seductive abilities keep him afloat, an ability that in Eduardo was only presumed or already dead. Sophia is there, her beauty inescapable, but it is as though her body has absorbed the squalor of the rooms, their mould, their smell. She makes everything palpable, and she earns the right to perform her humiliated love and shrewd motherhood, to 'figglie nun se pàvano', and everything else. (Paola Cristalli)

(Event promoted and supported by ANICA)

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