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Set in the picturesque provincial town Ascoli Piceno in central Italy, THE SHADOW OF THE DAY is a dramatic love story set in the late 1930s. Luciano (Riccardo Scamarcio, "Where Life Begins"), a wounded World War I veteran and a sympathiser of Fascism like most Italians at the time, runs a classy restaurant overlooking the town’s ancient square. One day, Anna (Benedetta Porcaroli, Baby) appears, looking for work. A young woman with a dangerous secret, she is hired for a job in the restaurant. Slowly, affection creeps in between the two and among the many dangers Luciano faces, there is the greatest of all: love.


This film is sponsored by Nina & Marty Rosenzweig and Robin & Elliott Broidy.  


"AN ELEGANT DRAMA SUPPORTED BY A DIRECTION THAT LINGERS ON EVERY DETAIL, AND THE EXCELLENT INTERPRETATION OF THE PROTAGONISTS."

Cinema Italiano



  • Year
    2022
  • Runtime
    125 minutes
  • Language
    Italian w/subtitles
  • Country
    Italy
  • Premiere
    Palm Beach County
  • Director
    Giuseppe Piccioni
  • Screenwriter
    Giuseppe Piccioni, Gualtiero Rosella, Annick Emdin
  • Producer
    Riccardo Scamarcio
  • Cast
    Riccardo Scamarcio, Benedetta Porcaroli, Waël Sersoub
  • Cinematographer
    Michele D'Attanasio
  • Editor
    Esmeralda Calabria
  • Production Design
    Isabella Angelini
  • Composer
    Michele Braga