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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, a wounded World War I veteran and a sympathizer of Fascism like most Italians at the time, runs a classy restaurant overlooking the town’s ancient square. One day, Anna 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. “An extraordinary film that eloquently speaks to the present day.”—Riva Gambert.

Guest Speaker: Author and historian Fred Rosenbaum.

Century 16 Pleasant Hill:

Underwritten by The Libitzky Family Foundation; Lili & David Naveh, Ph.D.; Contra Costa Jewish Community Center.

Vine Cinema & Alehouse:

Underwritten by Karen & Jim Holtz; Destination Wealth Management.

Co-sponor: Congregation Beth Emek.

Fred Rosenbaum

Fred Rosenbaum, EBIJFF scholar-in-residence, is an award-winning Jewish historian and educator. In 1974, he founded Lehrhaus Judaica, Northern California's premiere school for adult Jewish studies, and led it for 43 years, while also teaching at several Bay Area universities. He has written four books on local Jewish history, including Cosmopolitans (UC Press, 2009) and has co-authored four memoirs of Holocaust survivors including the best-selling Out on a Ledge with Eva Libitzky. As a traveling scholar, he has led 25 study tours throughout the world.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    124 minutes
  • Language
    Italian, French
  • Country
  • Subtitle Language
  • Note
    Original title: L'ombra del giorno
  • 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