MATRIMONIO ALL’ITALIANA/MARRIAGE ITALIAN STYLE (15) 1964 ITALY DE SICA, VITTORIO DVD – £13.99 BLU RAY £17.99
Oscar nomination comedy in which rich married Domenico promises his dying mistress, Filumena (played by Sophia Loren), that he will marry her if she survives. She survives and holds him to his promise. Once married Filumena moves her three grown sons into their marital home. Finally she has become master of the house.
In Italian with English subtitles.
UNA GIORNATA PARTICOLARE/A SPECIAL DAY (12) 1977 ITALY SCOLA, ETTORE DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Set in 1938, at the time of the first meeting between Hitler and Mussolini, Antonietta (Sophia Loren) stays at home while her fascist husband goes off to see his idols. As their building empties to see the dictators parade through the streets, Antonietta strikes up a friendship with her mysterious neighbour Gabriele (Marcello Mastroianni ). This relationship will radically alter both of their outlooks on life.
In Italian with English subtitles
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LA CITTÀ DELLE DONNE/CITY OF WOMEN (18) 1980 ITALY FELLINI , FEDERICO £17.99
A late work from celebrated Italian director Federico Fellini, which features his usual blend of circus and comic strip grotesques. When Snaporaz (Marcello Mastroianni), a middle-aged businessman, is enticed off a train he finds himself in a world completely dominated by women. As more and more bizarre adventures happen to him, it is clear that he is moving through his own fears and fantasies about women.
DVD available at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/italian-films-on-dvd