ST. ALI Italian Film Festival: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow



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Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar at the 1964 Academy Awards, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow is a sparklingly original trilogy of risqué romantic comedies set in different parts of Italy, with Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni starring in each story. The two play lovers in the three vignettes, reuniting on the screen after seven years. In Naples, poor but resourceful Adelina supports her husband by selling black market cigarettes. In Milan, wealthy Anna debates her preference for a Rolls Royce or her husband and is having an affair with poor Renzo, whose infatuation is tested by a near-tragedy. In Rome, prostitute Mara resists the advances of her neighbour's grandson, a priest who has fallen in love with her. This episode features the iconic scene: a provocative striptease by Loren for her client (played by Mastroianni). Witty and unforgettable, this gem from master filmmaker Vittorio de Sica (Bicycle Thieves, Marriage Italian Style) is picture-postcard beautiful and effortlessly hilarious.