|French poster||French lobby card||Italian poster|
Studios Éclair, Épinay-sur-Seine (France)
Filming dates: July - October 1996
Sophia flies to Casablanca on July 18.
Sophia Loren (Titine Lévy, the mother)
Philippe Noiret (Joseph Lévy)
Marianne Sagebrecht (Jeanette, the nanny)
Roger Hanin (professor Meyer Lévy)
Nicolas Olczyk (Meyer at 73 years old)
Progefi France 2 Cinéma (Paris)
Induna Film (Germany) - Medusa Film (Rome)
film plays like a wistful reminiscence rather than a drama
with teeth. But Loren has dignity and grace on the screen as a tough-
yet softhearted mother named Titine, and she's a compelling force.
Soleil is an hymn to motherhood, a film Hanin dedicated to his mother and the kind of film that fitted Sophia's character as a loving mother.
Sophia Loren tries in vain to renew her performance (weak, but dignified!) in Una giornata particolare.
Jacques Mandelbaum, Le Monde, 12 jun 1997
"The film plays like a wistful reminiscence rather than a drama with teeth. But Loren has dignity and grace on the screen as a tough- minded yet softhearted mother named Titine, and she's a compelling force."
Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 aug 1999
"Being as beautiful as Sophia Loren or Ava Gardner is almost an anomaly of nature... For the character of Meyer's mother, I wanted a woman's most beautiful image and she was the one."
Roger Hanin, Humanité, 11 jun 1997
"Sophia Loren est comme un roc inentamable. Une belle sculpture naturelle, puissante et calme, que le cinéma a ciselée sans lui enlever
Marie-Noëlle Tranchant, Le Figaro, 10 jun 1997