"Filumena, a middle-aged Neapolitan strumpet, wants to finally persuade her former lover and owner of several bakeries, Domenico, to settle down.
"Filumena, a middle-aged Neapolitan strumpet, wants to finally persuade her former lover and owner of several bakeries, Domenico, to have a regular relationship. When she pretends to be terminally ill, Domenico finally agrees to marry her, but that's just where the problems begin, because Filumena has three sons he didn't know about ..."
Five Lakes Film Festival
"Mastroianni and Sophia Loren cemented their status as one of the greatest screen couples of all time in Vittorio De Sica's classic farce about the battle of the sexes. He is Domenico, an elegant, middle-class businessman; she is Filumena, a rough Neapolitan prostitute. In flashback, their tempestuous 22-year relationship unfolds, culminating in his impending marriage to another woman - but Filumena has other plans. Loren shines in an Oscar-nominated performance, and no one plays the cad better than Mastroianni. Their chemistry propels a film that begins as a nearly flawless boudoir comedy, then evolves into something disarmingly moving."
Film at Lincoln Center
Contributors and additional information:
105 min. color. 35 mm. I/e/d Director: Vittorio De Sica Screenplay: Based on a play by Eduardo De Filippo, Renato Castellani, Tonino Guerra, Leonardo Cinematography: Roberto Gerardi Editing: Adriana Novelli Music: Armando Trovajoli With: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Aldo Puglisi
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