The Shadow of the Day

A lonely middle-aged restauranteur in a provincial Italian town begins to fall for the hungry, ragged young woman he hires out of pity to wait tables. The year is 1938, and Luciano (Scarmarcio of JOHN WICK and A HAUNTING IN VENICE), a limping veteran of WWI and an indifferent fascist, runs a popular place and keeps his head down when it comes to politics. Little does he know that the fomenting conflict and the war on Jews has unavoidably come to him in the person of hard-working, indispensible Anna, who is not exactly who she seems, and who he now believes to be the woman of his dreams. Superb performances and the director’s subtle touches of surrealism evoke the period with feeling. In Italian with English subtitles.

“An old-fashioned romantic drama with the story-telling ardor and the melodramatic flourishes of page-turning commercial fiction.”–Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

Year: 2022

Runtime: 125 minutes

Language: Italian with English subtitles

Country: Italy

Genre: Drama, Jewish,WWII, Italian

Director: Giuseppe Piccioni

Cast: Riccardo Scamarcio, Benedetta Porcaroli


Friday, March 08, 2024 | 4:00 PM
EVO Entertainment Delray Marketplace