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From Italy with Laughter: A Comedy Film Festival – July 31 through Sept. 5

Date 07.30.2020

The Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles is happy to promote a series of Italian comedies premieres in the South West, with 2 movies playing online once each weekend, from July 31 until September 5, 2020.

Sign up here to receive the screening invites

IIC members and Lingua Viva Students will receive exclusive early invites. 

Registration required. Limited Seating. Each movie is available to the first 300 registrants who will receive a link & password valid only for the specified date and time. All films in Italian with English subtitles and accessible only from the US.

Presented in collaboration with film distributor True Colors.

PROGRAM

Friday, July 31, 2020 | 8:00 PM
THE KING’S MUSKETEERS [ MOSCHETTIERI DEL RE – LA PENULTIMA MISSIONE ]
Italy 2019 | 109′
Directed by Giovanni Veronesi, starring Pierfrancesco Favino, Valerio Mastandrea, Rocco Papaleo, Sergio Rubini, Margherita Buy, Alessandro Haber, Matilde Gioli, Giulia Bevalacqua, Lele Vannoli, Valeria Solarino.

Saturday, August 1 | 8:00 PM
LETSCLEANAPP [ TUTTAPPOSTO ]
Italy 2019 | 92′
Directed by Gianni Costantino, starring Roberto Lipari, Luca Zingaretti, Monica Guerritore.

Friday, August 7 | 8:00 PM
SAY IT LOUD [ CAMBIO TUTTO ]
Italy 2020 | 93′
Directed by Guido Chiesa, starring Valentina Lodovini, Neri Marcorè, Libero De Rienzo, Nicola Nocella.

Saturday, August 8 | 8:00 PM
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE WORLD [ IL GIORNO PIÙ BELLO DEL MONDO ]
Italy 2019 | 107′
Directed by Alessandro Siani, starring Alessandro SIani, Stefania Spampinato, Giovanni Esposito, Sara Ciocca.

Friday, August 14 | 8:00 PM
WELCOME BACK MR. PRESIDENT [ BENTORNATO PRESIDENTE ]
Italy 2019 | 96′
Directed by Giancarlo Fontana e Giuseppe G. Stasi , starring Claudio Bisio, Sarah Felberbaum, Pietro Sermonti, Paolo Calabresi.

Saturday, August 15 | 8:00 PM
D.N.A. – DEFINITELY NOT APPROPRIATE [ D.N.A. DECISAMENTE NON ADATTI ]
Italy 2020 | 84′
Directed by Lillo & Greg starring Lillo Petrolo, Claudio Gregori, Anna Foglietta, nominated for the Italian Golden Globe’20 for Best Comedic Actress for the role and master of Ceremony at the 2020 Venice Film Festival

Friday, August 21 | 8:00 PM
AS NEEDED [ QUANTO BASTA]
Italy 2018 | 92′
Directed by Francesco Falaschi, starring Vinicio Marchioni, Valeria Solarino, Luigi Fedele, Nicola Siri, Mirko Frezza, Benedetta Porcaroli, Gianfranco Gallo, Alessandro Haber, Lucia Batassa, Giuseppe Laudisa.

Saturday, August 22 | 8:00 PM
BLESSED MADNESS [ BENEDETTA FOLLIA ]
Italy 2017 | 109′
Directed by Carlo Verdone, starring Carlo Verdone, Ilenia Pastorelli.

Friday, August 28 | 8:00 PM
JUST BELIEVE [ IO C’E’ ]
Italy 2018 | 100′
Directed by Alessandro Aronadio, starring Edoardo Leo, Margherita Buy, Giuseppe Battiston, Massimiliano Bruno, Giulia Michelini.

Saturday, August 29 | 8:00 PM
DISCONNECTED [ SCONNESSI ]
Italy 2018 | 87′
Directed by Christian Marazziti, starring Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Ricky Memphis, Carolina Crescentini, Stefano Fresi, Antonia Liskova, Maurizio Mattioli, Giulia Elettra Gorietti.

Friday, September 4 | 8:00 PM
THE HANDYMAN [ IL TUTTOFARE ]
Italy 2018 | 98′
Directed by Valerio Attanasio, starring Sergio Castellitto, Guglielmo Poggi, Elena Sofia Ricci, Clara Alonso.

Saturday, September 5 | 8:00 PM
COUCH POTATOES [ GLI SDRAIATI ]
Italy 2017 | 102′
Directed by Francesca Archibugi, starring Claudio Bisio, Antonia Truppo, Cochi Ponzoni, Gaddo Bacchini.