VOLARE
TUTTO IL MIO FOLLE AMORE
2019, Rai Com, 97 min, Italy, Dir: Gabriele Salvatores

Sixteen years have passed since Vincent was born and those years have not been easy for anyone - not for the boy, immersed in a world of his own, nor for his mother and her partner. Missing from the picture is Vincent’s biological father, Willi, who has spent his life pursuing music rather than settling down with a child. The dour situation changes when Willi finally musters up the courage to meet his son; what awaits the two of them is a spontaneous three-month motorbike journey. Starring Claudio Santamaria, Valeria Golino, Diego Abatantuono and Giulio Pranno.


SUMMERTIME
L'ESTATE ADDOSSO
2016, Rai Com, 103 min, Italy/USA, Dir: Gabriele Muccino

This engaging drama from director Gabriele Muccino (THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS) follows former classmates Marco (Brando Pacitto) and Maria (Matilda Lutz) as they travel from Rome to San Francisco, where a mutual friend has arranged for them to stay with a gay couple (Taylor Frey and Joseph Haro). “SUMMERTIME contains a coming-out drama of moving complexity. The film flows effortlessly between ‘gay’ and ‘straight’ drama - and part of its message is that the moment you’ve made that distinction, you’ve fallen into the trap of the old bigotry.” - Owen Gleiberman, Variety.


AN ITALIAN NAME
IL NOME DEL FIGLIO
2015, Films Distribution, 94 min, Italy, Dir: Francesca Archibugi

Based on the recent French film WHAT’S IN A NAME?, this boisterous comedy starts simply enough, at a dinner party where soon-to-be parents Alessandro Gassmann and Micaela Ramazzotti (both Nastro d'Argento winners) hope to enjoy an evening with some old friends (Valeria Golino, Luigi Lo Cascio and Rocco Papaleo). But all hell breaks loose when the subject of the child’s name is broached. In Italian with English subtitles.


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