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Now available as a special 5 disc Blu-Ray set: 4 award winning films starring Sophia Loren, plus VITTORIO D., a documentary about the life and legacy of director Vittorio DeSica.
"It has glamour, sophistication, color, wit and sensuality!" - The New York Times
"A runaway success! Three aces back-to-back!" - The Daily Mirror
Four legendary filmmakers direct some of Europe's biggest stars in BOCCACCIO '70, a landmark anthology film. Mario Monicelli (Big Deal on Madonna Street), Federico Fellini (8Ã�Â½), Luchino Visconti (The Leopard) and Vittorio De Sica (Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow) direct Sophia Loren, Anita Ekberg, Romy Schneider and more through four stories of unashamed eros. Modeled on Boccaccio's Decameron, they are comic moral tales about the hypocrisies surrounding sex in 1960s Italy.
Monicelli's "Renzo e Luciana" (cut out of the original American release) is a frothy tale of young love and office politics in the big city. Fellini's notorious "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio" features Ekberg as a busty model in a milk advertisement whose image begins to haunt an aging prude. Visconti's "Il Lavoro" stars Romy Schneider as a trophy wife enduring her husband's very public affairs, and De Sica's "La Riffa" raffles off a night with Sophia Loren to a lucky ticket holder during a small town fair.
Bursting with passion and sly satire, Boccaccio '70 is a glittering showcase for some of the greatest talents in movie history. Hide this content.
Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar® at the 1964 Academy Awards®, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow is a sparklingly original comedy that casts Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren in three different stories set throughout Italy.
In Naples, they are poor but resourceful, selling black market cigarettes on the streets. In Milan, Loren is costumed in Christian Dior and debates her preference for a Rolls Royce or her husband. And in Rome, Mastroianni is an industry scion who helps Loren’s prostitute set a wavering priest back onto the spiritual plane. This episode features Sophia’s famous striptease, which was recreated 30 years later in Robert Altman’s Ready To Wear. Witty and unforgettable, this gem from master filmmaker Vittorio de Sica (Two Women, Marriage Italian Style) is picture-postcard beautiful and effortlessly hilarious.Hide this content.
Academy Award® Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film and Best Actress
One of the most famous, and funniest, Italian comedies of all time, Marriage Italian Style received nominations for Best Foreign Language Film, and Best Actress for Sophia Loren, at the Academy Awards®.
Marcello Mastroianni co-stars as the irrepressibly carnal businessman Domenico, who discovers Loren’s Filumena as a young prostitute and keeps her as his mistress and confidante. When he chooses to marry a young cashier instead of her, Filumena is furious, and resorts to a series of wild and hilarious ruses to win back his hand.
Directed by the great Vittorio De Sica (The Bicycle Thief), Marriage Italian Style is a timelessly bawdy classic.
1.85:1, 16x9 • 101 minutes • Italian with English subtitles • Not Rated - Color
SURF FILM SRL presents MARRIAGE ITALIAN STYLE A LORBER FILMS release
starring SOPHIA LOREN MARCELLO MASTROIANNI ALDO PUGLISI TECLA SCARANO MARILU TOLO
directed by VITTORIO DE SICA cinematography by ROBERTO GERARDI produced by CARLO PONTI
written by EDUARDO DE FILIPPO and RENATO CASTELLANI
An Oscar® nominee for Best Score (Henry Mancini), Sunflower is a grandly emotional melodrama featuring a stunning performance from Sophia Loren.
In another of the actress’s great collaborations with director Vittorio De Sica (The Bicycle Thief), Loren plays Giovanna, a steel-willed Italian woman on a desperate search to find her husband Antonio (Marcello Mastroianni), who has gone missing on the WWII battlefields of Russia. Making the grueling overland journey years after the end of the war, she tracks Antonio down and finds him a changed man. This heart-wrenching reunion will forever alter the course of their lives.
Full of stunning images and powerful acting, Sunflower is a devastating romantic epic you won’t soon forget.
1.85:1, 16x9 • 107 minutes • Not Rated • Color
Italian with English subtitles
SURF FILM SRL presents SUNFLOWER A LORBER FILMS release
starring SOPHIA LOREN MARCELLO MASTROIANNI
LYUDMILA SAVELYEVA GALINA ANDREYEVA ANNA CARENA
directed by VITTORIO DE SICA cinematography by GIUSEPPE ROTUNNO
produced by ARTHUR COHN CARLO PONTI executive producer JOSEPH E. LEVINE
written by TONINO GUERRA GIORGI MDIVANI CESARE ZAVATTINI