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An Almost Ordinary Summer : until two family patriarchs want to marry

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This crowd-pleaser Italian rom-com is the tale of two polar opposite families who have unwitting been brought together for a summer vacation because the two patriarchs have a secret they want to share. The setting is a stunning seaside mansion which is the home of the rather grand art dealer Toni (Fabrizio Bentivoglio) who has … Continue reading



My Big Gay Italian Wedding

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  Loosely based on the long-running off-Broadway play of the same name My Big Gay Italian Wedding is one of those affectionate feel-good comedies that are perfect for a date night.  Well, as marriage is involved, maybe not for a first date. Antonio (Diego Abatantuono ) and Paolo (Salvatore Esposito ) are two ex-pat Italians happily living together … Continue reading



Let Yourself Go

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This is one of those old-fashioned screwball comedies that Hollywood may have given up on, but seemingly is still a film genre that has a place in Italian cinema This is the tale of a 60-ish-year-old Jewish psychoanalyst  Elio (Toni Servillo) who is so bored with most of his patients that he is quietly tucking into pastries … Continue reading





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