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Italian film showing today: Una famiglia perfetta (Paolo Genovese, 2012)

The Italian film, Una famiglia perfetta (Paolo Genovese, 2012), will be showing in Lecture Theatre A, Avenue Campus at 6:30pm on Monday 25th November. There will be an introduction by
Katie Churchill, Carla Ringland Mendez and Madelaine Mason and a review by Alessia Plutino.

This is the last film of the season: we will have a Christmas gathering after the showing, and the discussion will take place over nibbles and drinks. You can bring some finger food or something to drink, but it is not a must.

Protagonista di questo film è Leone (Sergio Castellitto), un uomo di 50 anni, ricco, potente e misterioso, ma fondamentalmente solo. Nella sua stravaganza decide di ingaggiare una compagnia di attori per far interpretare a loro la famiglia che nella realtà quotidiana non ha mai avuto. La notte di Natale, la compagnia di attori dovrà mettere in scena il copione scritto da Leone, ma le cose non andranno esattamente come previsto…La festa di Natale, che di solito è la più magica e tradizionale dell’anno, si rivelerà un vero e proprio incubo per tutti coloro che saranno coinvolti nelle stravaganze di Leone. Il tutto è accompagnato da momenti di grande ilarità.

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The main character of this film is a 50 year old man called Leone. He is rich, powerful and mysterious but, deep down, extremely lonely. Led by his extravagance, he decides to hire a group of actors who will play the role of his family, a family that, in reality, he’s never had. On Christmas Eve the actors will play their characters according to a script written by Leone himself. However, things will not go as planned…Christmas Eve, which is usually the most magical and traditional time of the year, ends up being an absolute nightmare for all those affected by Leone’s extravagance. The film contains some most hilarious scenes.

N.B. We are taking a winter break, but we will start again in February with another programme of 8 great Italian films.

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