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A FLAT FOR THREE / THE FIRST ON THE LIST

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Sunday, November 18th @ 7:30pm


Co-presented with Luce Cinecittà. Supported by the Italian Ministry of Culture-Film Department and the Italian Trade Commission, Los Angeles with Pinko, Alberto Moretti, Baci Perugina, Rossano Ferretti. In collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute, Los Angeles and the participation of E.L.M.A. (European Languages and Movies in America). Under the auspices of the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles.


A FLAT FOR THREE (POSTI IN PIEDI IN PARADISO)

2012, 119 min, Italy, Dir: Carlo Verdone

Carlo Verdone's sharp, merciless comedy centers on divorced buddies Ulisse, Fulvio and Domenico (Carlo Verdone, Pierfrancesco Favino and Marco Giallini) who make the dubious decision to move in together to help their financial woes. But sharing a tiny apartment in Rome proves ridiculously problematic as their personalities clash, and ex-wives, young and grown-up children and frisky new sex partners drop in and out at the most inconvenient times. For his supporting turn, Favino won the Special Jury Award at the 2012 Golden Globes Italy, and the film was awarded Best Comedy by the Italian film critics union (S.N.G.C.I.). In Italian with English subtitles.




THE FIRST ON THE LIST (I PRIMI DELLA LISTA)

2012, Intramovies, 85 min, Italy, Dir: Roan Johnson

Set in political turmoil-roiled 1970s Italy, leftist students Renzo (Francesco Turbanti), Fabio (Paolo Cioni) and Pino (Claudio Santamaria) convince themselves that a terrorist attack is near and preemptively flee across the Austrian border, a bumbling move that lands them in jail. Roan Johnson's paranoid comedy perfectly captures the heightened tension of the times, while deftly combining a light, even delightful tone of young, hilariously misguided idealism. For his winning lead performance, Turbanti received a L.A.R.A. Award Special Mention at the 2011 Rome Film Festival. In Italian with English subtitles.


 

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