LIKE A CAT ON A HIGHWAY
COME UN GATTO IN TANGENZIALE
2017, True Colors, 98 min, Italy, Dir: Riccardo Milani

The lifespan of a teen romance may be as short as that of a cat on a highway, but it’s long enough to spark this hilarious and affecting look at love across class boundaries. When a young man and woman get engaged in Rome, it fosters an unusual friendship between the daughter’s rich father (Antonio Albanese) and the son’s poor mother (Paola Cortellesi). This delightful crowd-pleaser won Nastro d’Argento awards for Best Comedy Film and for the lead performances of Albanese and Cortellesi.


THE EIGHTH COMMISSIONER
OSMI POVJERENIK
2018, 138 min, Croatia, Dir: Ivan Salaj

In this adaptation of Renato Baretić's best-selling satirical novel from 2003, arrogant politician Sinisa Mesjak (Frano Mašković) is framed in a scandal involving drugs and sex. To get him out of the spotlight, the government dispatches him to Croatia's most remote island, where there's no phone signal and no Internet access. Mesjak’s task is to organize the first valid election in this strange place, but seven of his predecessors have already failed


TULLY
2018, Focus Features, 95 min, USA, Dir: Jason Reitman

This new comedy from Academy Award-nominated director Jason Reitman (UP IN THE AIR) and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (JUNO) centers on Marlo (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron), a mother of three including a newborn. When Marlo is given a night nanny by her brother (Mark Duplass), she is initially hesitant to accept the extravagance but comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully (Mackenzie Davis).


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