WHEREVER YOU ARE
OVUNQUE PROTEGGIMI
2018, 110 min, Italy, Dir: Bonifacio Angius

Alessandro (Alessandro Gazale), a failing musician who assuages his frustrations with heavy drinking and compulsive gambling, hits rock bottom one Saturday night after a drunken rampage that sends him to a mental hospital. But to his great surprise, it is here that he meets Francesca (Francesca Niedda), a woman whose vibrant spirit gives him a renewed sense of purpose. This moving romantic drama from Bonifacio Angius explores the unlikely companionship of two lost souls searching for a new start.


I CAN QUIT WHENEVER I WANT
SMETTO QUANDO VOGLIO
2014, Fandango, 100 min, Italy, Dir: Sydney Sibilia

With 10 David di Donatello nominations and the 2014 Best Producer Silver Ribbon award, this biting comedy of life from director Sydney Sibilia with a cast of brilliant new Italian actors moves with the sleek assurance of a classic heist film. When research assistant Pietro (Edoardo Leo) loses his university job in Rome due to cutbacks, he recruits six other brilliant but underemployed friends to join him in the designer-drug business. In Italian with English subtitles.


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