LIFF19: An Almost Ordinary Summer (Croce e delizia) 100 mins

3215 LIFF19: An Almost Ordinary Summer

Australian premiere

Two very different families spend their holidays in the same house by the seaside: the aristocratic Castelvecchios are open-minded and eccentric, whereas the working-class Petagnas are tight-knit southerners united around their firm family values. Only the two middle-aged heads of the families know what has brought such distant worlds together on this summer holiday. When an unexpected engagement is announced, the lives of all are turned upside down. With the wedding already set for three weeks, chaos and catastrophe reign on this seemingly ordinary summer.

By playfully poking fun at Italian stereotypes, director Simone Godano presents the rivalry between loud southerners and their uppity northern counterparts with raw wit and sensitivity. Gorgeous Mediterranean scenery and a stunning cast including Alessandro Gasmann and Jasmine Trinca make this comedy a pure delight.

(Italian with English subtitles)

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Seattle International Film Festival 2019

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Frameline Film Festival 2019

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Outshine Film Festival, Miami 2019

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Outfest Los Angeles Film Festival 2019

Screening Thu 3 Oct at:

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Thursday, 3 October