May 8, 1938. All of Rome is turning out to see the spectacle of Hitler’s visit to Italy. Among the few not attending are a harried housewife and mother of six (Sophia Loren) and her across-the-way neighbor (Marcello Mastroianni, Oscar-nominated), a suicidal former radio announcer. She’s a conservative Mussolini supporter; he’s a homosexual enemy of the state. But after a chance meeting, the two share a life-changing day that will challenge their assumptions about people, politics, and sexuality. Gorgeously photographed in creamy sepia tones and driven by two virtuoso central performances, this tender, daring chamber drama’s look at the human cost of Fascism is more relevant than ever. 4K digital restoration by CSC – Cineteca Nazionale. DCP by Cinecittà.