THE LAST WILL BE THE LAST
GLI ULTIMI SARANNO ULTIMI
2015, True Colors, 103 min, Italy, Dir: Massimiliano Bruno

Better known for comedy, director Massimiliano Bruno also proves adept at drama with this adaptation of his play about how precarious the work-life balance can be in today’s economy. Paola Cortellesi revisits her stage performance as Luciana Colacci, whose simple life with her husband (Alessandro Gassmann) is thrown into disarray after she is fired for becoming pregnant. With Fabrizio Bentivoglio.


HUMAN CAPITAL
IL CAPITALE UMANO
2013, Film Movement, 110 min, Italy, Dir: Paolo Virzì

Produced by Indiana Production, Coproduced by Manny Films (FR); with Rai Cinema and Motorino Amaranto. Director Paolo Virzì relocates Stephen Amidon's novel from Connecticut to Northern Italy for this stylish neo-noir social critique, winner of seven David di Donatello Awards including Best Film, Screenplay (Pasquale Bruni), Leading Actress (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi), Supporting Actress (Valeria Golino) and Supporting Actor (Fabrizio Gifuni). Two families - the rich Bernaschis and the middle-class Rovellis - are tied together by an accident on the road in a dramatic night. "A chic thriller! A top-flight cast gives the character-driven drama depth and conviction." - Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter. In Italian with English subtitles.


CHILL
SCIALLA!
2011, Rai Trade, 95 min, Italy, Dir: Francesco Bruni

In writer Francesco Bruni's charmingly funny and endlessly crowd-pleasing directorial debut, Fabrizio Bentivoglio (THE FAMILY FRIEND) stars as an apathetic retired schoolteacher whose life is thrown off-kilter when he discovers he has a 15-year-old son. With Barbora Bobulova (THE IMMATURE) as a former porn star who becomes mixed up in the father-son bonding. Official selection and recipient of the top prize in the Controcampo Italiano section of the 2011 Venice International Film Festival. In Italian with English subtitles.


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