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786 Ratings

A Special Day

Una giornata particolare

Directed by Ettore Scola
Italy, Canada, 1977
Drama, Romance, LGBT+


Set during the late 1930s on the day of the first meeting between Mussolini and Hitler. Left alone in her tenement home when her fascist husband runs off to attend the historic event, a housewife (Sophia Loren) strikes up a friendship with her homosexual neighbor (Marcello Mastroianni).

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A Special Day Directed by Ettore Scola

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

2014 | Winner: Best Restored Film (Venezia Classici Award)

Academy Awards

1978 | 2 nominations including: Best Actor in a Leading Role

National Board of Review

1977 | Winner: Top Foreign Films

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