Fri 1 Mar

The Guest + Q&A

Cert. tbc

Festivals & Series, Special Screenings

Cinema Made in Italy 2019

L’Ospite

96 mins

in Italian with EN subs

ITA | 2018 | dir. Duccio Chiarini, with Daniele Parisi, Silvia D’Amico, Anna Bellato, Federica Victoria Caiozzo aka Thony, Milvia Marigliano

“Wryly funny, nicely observed comedy of manners about a man who becomes the unwelcome lodger of a succession of family and friends” – Adrian Wootton, curator of Cinema Made in Italy, CEO of Film London and the British Film Commission

After getting a Special Mention at the 2014 Venice Film Festival for his debut film Short Skin, Duccio Chiarini returns with a promising dramedy, The Guest. Guido is a 38 years old academic forever preparing a book on Italo Calvino and forced to move out of his comfort zone when his girlfriend shares her doubts about the future of their relationship. Unable to be alone, he navigates from one sofa to the next and witnesses the everyday lives of his relatives and friends and their various romantic entanglements, desperately seeking the roots for new beginnings.

Followed by a Q&A with director Duccio Chiarini

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