LIFF18 Blessed Madness

R18+ 109 mins

About the film

Director: Carlo Verdone
Actors: Carlo Verdone, Ilenia Pastorelli
With more than 1.3 million admissions at the Italian box office, Blessed Madness is the latest hit comedy from Carlo Verdone, the much loved Roman actor and director who is considered a modern day Alberto Sordi.

Carlo Verdone plays Guglielmo, the owner of a religious items shop who just got dumped by his wife Lidia (Lucrezia Lante della Rovere, Quantum of Solace 2008). Depressed and unable to enjoy anything else in life, he gets his daily routine turned upside down by his new employee, the very brazen and overwhelming Luna (newcomer Ilenia Pastorelli). When she convinces him to sign up to a dating app to forget about Lidia, Guglielmo embarks on an incredible series of absurd dates and out of this world situations!

From North to South, the ironic, humorous style of the Roman director has made him a symbol of Italian comedy. A must-see for fans of the director.

“A film that offers the Roman director-actor at his most inspired.’” – Panorama


NOMINATED: Best Comedy, Best Actress in a Comedy, Nastri d’Argento Awards 2018

NOMINATED: Best Screenplay, Best Production Design, Golden Ciak Awards 2018

Italian with English subtitles

Show Times

Mon Sep 24
Tue Oct 9

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