‘Wonderfully flamboyant…rich and delicious’
New York Times
‘Loren and Mastroianni are superb’
The New Yorker
Critically-acclaimed director Vittorio De Sica examines the Italian marriage in a newly re-mastered and restored HD version of 1964’s Marriage Italian Style, from CultFilms, with a Blu-ray, DVD and digital release.
Marcello Mastroianni plays Domenico, a businessman who is used to being in control until he meets former prostitute Filumena (Sophia Loren). Sparks fly and she becomes both his mistress and the manager of his pastry shop. All is well until Domenico begins courting another, younger woman, and flaunts his new relationship in front of her…
Adapted from the stage play, Filumena, by Eduardo de Filippo, this Italian melodrama is the coming together of De Sica’s neorealism and cinematographic elegance, and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Actress at the 1964 Oscars, and won the Golden Globe the same year for Best Foreign Film.
Special features include:
• Exclusive Documentary: Vittorio D, a tribute to the mult-awarded maestro filmmaker De Sica, with contributions from Clint Eastwood, Woody Allen, Mike Leigh, and Ken Loach.
• Exclusive Documentary: Sophia, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
• Presented in both its original language with new, improved, English subtitles – and alternatively with an English audio track.