EUPHORIA
EUFORIA
2018, True Colors, 115 min, Italy, Dir: Valeria Golino

Familiar to American audiences as an actress, Valeria Golino (HONEY) adds to her directorial résumé with this drama, which screened in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section. High-flying entrepreneur Matteo (Riccardo Scamarcio) and schoolteacher Ettore (Valerio Mastandrea) are siblings whose very different lives converge after Ettore is diagnosed with a terminal illness; taking charge of his brother’s treatment, Matteo tries to hide the truth from all involved. Jasmine Trinca gives a poignant turn as the woman with whom Ettore has fallen in love.


FIORE
2016, Rai Com, 109 min, Italy, Dir: Claudio Giovannesi

Already in a group home, Daphne Bonori (Daphne Scoccia) is sent to a juvenile prison after she’s arrested for theft. On the men’s side of the prison, Josh (Josciua Algeri) also is serving time; though separated by bars, the two fall in love. “Very smoothly directed by Claudio Giovannesi (ALI BLUE EYES), making his third feature, the movie provides a magnetic showcase for newcomer Daphne Scoccia (who appears in every scene).” - Ben Kenigsberg, Variety.


LONG LIVE FREEDOM
VIVA LA LIBERTÀ
2013, Rai International Sales, 92 min, Italy, Dir: Roberto Andò

In this comedy, Enrico Olivieri (Toni Servillo) is a politician under fire who flees to Paris. Confusion reigns in Italy when Enrico cannot be found, so his party’s leaders replace him with his twin brother - an eccentric writer-philosopher. The 2013 winner of the Nastro d’Argento and David di Donatello awards for Best Screenplay. In Italian with English subtitles.


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