On Monday, April 20 Pioner Cinema will hold the presentation of “Cinema on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown”, a book written by Andrey Plakhov. After the presentation, Pioner will screen a restored version of the film “A Special Day”, directed by Ettore Scola.
The film was recently restored by the National Film Archive in Rome and is widely regarded to be one of the masterpieces of the Italian cinematography of the 1970s. The film tells a story lasting one day and revolves around two neighbours (Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni), who are the only people in the whole building having refused to attend a parade on the occasion of Hitler’s arrival in Rome. “A Special Day” was screened at the Cannes Film Festival and won the Golden Globe Award for the Best Foreign Language Film. Marcello Mastroianni was nominated for Academy Awards for the Best Actor in a Leading Role. The restored version of the film premiered at the last Venice Film Festival.
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