The comedic possibilities of Italian politics come to the fore in this affable look at simple Giuseppe Garibaldi (Claudio Bisio), who lives in the countryside, fishing for trout. When a mistake makes him president of Italy, he brings common sense and honesty to a capitol rife with cynicism. In Italian with English subtitles.
Dir: Paolo Genovese
The latest film from director Paolo Genovese (THE IMMATURE) earned a Nastro d’Argento nomination for Best Comedy from the Italian film critics union (S.N.G.C.I.). The wealthy Leone (Sergio Castellitto) dreads the thought of spending another Christmas alone - so he hires a group of actors to play his family. In Italian with English subtitles.
Longtime buddies Mark, Gennedy and Anatoly gather in the latter’s apartment for drinking and reminiscing. But tonight there is also a female guest - Maya, whom all three had been fond of 20 years ago. As it’s a slightly awkward reunion, they play a “game of truth” to break the ice; the revelations that follow range from the hilarious to the heart-breaking. In Russian with English subtitles.