Cinema Reborn: Lucky to be a Woman

Long before they became internationally famous, Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni starred in a series of piquant, cheeky comedies that set the domestic box-office alight.

This one has Marcello as a paparazzi photographer who snaps a picture of the gorgeous Sophia showing more of her legs than appropriate for the day. Her noisy and very wily campaign to get some retribution ends inevitably but not before there’s much on display about Italian women and men and the roles the play. Funny, charming but also very spiky in its attitudes. Veteran director Blasettti handles the material adroitly.

“…ninety-six minutes of unrestrained bantering and quarreling and teasing on the part of Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni…” Geoffrey O’Brien, the New York Review of Books

Release DateFriday, 3 May 2019
RatingE15+ (Unclassified 15+)
Running Time1hr 32m
StarringSophia LOREN (Antonietta Fallari), Marcello MASTROIANNI (Corrado Betti), Charles BOYER (Count Sennetti), Elisa Cegani (Elena Sennetti), Titina DE FILIPPO (Antonietta’s Father), Nino BESOZZI (Paolo Magnano)
Directed byAlessandro Blasetti
LanguageItalian (subtitled)