About the film
Director: Ferzan Ozpetek
Actors: Nicole Grimaudo, Riccardo ScamarcioSPOTLIGHT ON FERZAN OZPETEK
Tommaso (Riccardo Scamarcio, also in this year’s Loro) has a comfortable life in Rome as an aspiring writer and is in a steady relationship with his boyfriend Marco — a life he has kept secret from his family. When he's called back to his hometown in Southern Italy to help run the family business, he decides to reveal his homosexuality to his conservative family and hopefully be relieved of his business obligations in the process. But when his plans are thwarted, Tommaso gets stuck on the path that he was desperately trying to avoid.
In Ozpetek's playful and heartfelt film, Tommaso isn't the only one struggling to navigate between la bella figura (a good public image) and his true desires.
One of Italy’s most successful and award-winning filmmakers, Turkish-born Ferzan Ozpetek creates films with a unique thematic focus that also display a considerable technical prowess. He has amassed 41 wins and a further 44 nominations over the course of his 12 film oeuvre spanning 20 years. He is best known for his deeply humanistic films Ignorant Fairies, Saturn in Opposition, Facing Windows, Sacred Heart and Loose Cannons.
"Engaging and affecting stuff, handsomely shot and well-acted".- TIME OUT
WINNER: Special Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature - Tribeca Film Festival 2010
WINNER: Best Supporting Actress. Best Supporting Actor - Itailan Acadamy Awards (David Di Donatello Awards) 2010
WINNER: Best Film - Golden Globes Italy 2010
WINNER: Best Comedy, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinaphotography, Best Song - NAstri D'Argento Awards 2010
Italian with English subtitles
Sun Oct 14