Italy – 125 mins – Drama
Set in the picturesque, provincial town of Ascoli Piceno in central Italy, The Shadow of the Day is a dramatic and gripping love story set in the late 1930s. Luciano, a wounded World War I veteran and a fascist sympathizer, runs a classy restaurant overlooking the town’s ancient square. He believes he can live his life according to his own set of rules. One day, Anna, a young woman with a dangerous secret, appears looking for work in his restaurant. Slowly, affection creeps in between the two, and among the many dangers Luciano faces, including the onset of WWII, there is the greatest danger of all: love.