LIKE A CAT ON A HIGHWAY
COME UN GATTO IN TANGENZIALE
2017, True Colors, 98 min, Italy, Dir: Riccardo Milani

The lifespan of a teen romance may be as short as that of a cat on a highway, but it’s long enough to spark this hilarious and affecting look at love across class boundaries. When a young man and woman get engaged in Rome, it fosters an unusual friendship between the daughter’s rich father (Antonio Albanese) and the son’s poor mother (Paola Cortellesi). This delightful crowd-pleaser won Nastro d’Argento awards for Best Comedy Film and for the lead performances of Albanese and Cortellesi.


WELCOME MR. PRESIDENT
BENVENUTO PRESIDENTE!
2013, Indigo Film, 100 min, Italy, Dir: Riccardo Milani

The comedic possibilities of Italian politics come to the fore in this affable look at simple Giuseppe Garibaldi (Claudio Bisio), who lives in the countryside, fishing for trout. When a mistake makes him president of Italy, he brings common sense and honesty to a capitol rife with cynicism. In Italian with English subtitles.


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