Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins
Film run time: 1hr 16m
Part of the ‘A Cinematic Odyssey: Postcards from Europe’ strand.
Nanni Moretti is perhaps the most influential of Italy’s contemporary filmmakers and has achieved an international reputation over many decades.
In this warm, witty and gently comic semi-autobiographical film, Moretti celebrates a longed-for left-wing victory which coincides with the springtime birth of his son Pietro. This intelligent, reflective film is a political satire, and a meditation on masculinity and fatherhood in both personal and national terms.
Incensed by the corruption of the Italian right—personified by Silvio Berlusconi, subject of Paolo Sorrentino’s Loro (coming in May)—and dejected by the lassitude of the left, Moretti’s creative independence empowers his cinema, enabling him to communicate to a broad public.
An inheritor of the filmmaking tradition of neorealism, Moretti continues to work as an actor, producer, writer and director, in addition to running his own production and distribution companies (and a cinema in Rome.)
Come and ring in the Spring with this aptly titled Moretti comedy!
The film will be introduced by Dr Paul Sutton, who will stay for the end of the film for a post-screening discussion in the front-tier of the downstairs seating area.
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