The Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles, which promotes Italian art, culture and cinema with a focus on Southern California and the Southwest, is happy to launch, in collaboration with movie distributor True Colors, an event that will be held every weekend from July 31 through September 5 – From Italy with Laughter: A Comedy Film Festival – Online with the IIC Los Angeles.
The event will offer two Italian comedies each weekend, available online only once during those dates, for free, only accessible from the US.
The line-up will be as follows:
July 31: THE KING’S MUSKETEERS / MOSCHETTIERI DEL RE – LA PENULTIMA MISSIONE (2019)
US Premiere, one of the best performing movies at the Italian Box Office in 2019, directed by Giovanni Veronesi, starring Pierfrancesco Favino, Valerio Mastandrea, Rocco Papaleo, Sergio Rubini, Margherita Buy, Alessandro Haber, Matilde Gioli, Giulia Bevalacqua, Lele Vannoli, Valeria Solarino.
August 1: LETSCLEANAPP / TUTTAPPOSTO (2019)
US Premiere, directed by Gianni Costantino, starring Roberto Lipari, Luca Zingaretti, Monica Guerritore.
August 7: SAY IT LOUD / CAMBIO TUTTO (2020)
US Premiere, directed by Guido Chiesa, starring Valentina Lodovini, Neri Marcorè, Libero De Rienzo, Nicola Nocella.
August 8: THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE WORLD / IL GIORNO PIÙ BELLO DEL MONDO (2019)
US Premiere, one of the best performing movies at the Italian Box Office in 2019, directed by Alessandro Siani, starring Alessandro SIani, Stefania Spampinato, Giovanni Esposito, Sara Ciocca.
August 14: WELCOME BACK MR. PRESIDENT / BENTORNATO PRESIDENTE (2019)
Directed by Giancarlo Fontana & Guiseppe G. Stasi, starring Claudio Bisio, Sarah Felberbaum, Pietro Sermonti, Paolo Calabresi.
August 15: D.N.A. – DEFINITELY NOT APPROPRIATE / D.N.A. – DECISAMENTE NON ADATTI (2020)
US Premiere, directed by Lillo & Greg, starring Lillo Petrolo, starring Lillo Petrolo, Claudio Gregori, Anna Foglietta (nominated for the Italian Golden Globe’20 for Best Comedic Actress for the role and master of Ceremony at the 2020 Venice Film Festival).
August 21: AS NEEDED / QUANTO BASTA (2018)
Previously screened at Santa Barbara International Film Festival’19, Denver International Film Festival’19, winner of the Audience Award of the Ajaccio Italian Film Festival’19, directed by Francesco Falaschi, starring Vinicio Marchioni, Valeria Solarino, Luigi Fedele, Nicola Siri, Mirko Frezza, Benedetta Porcaroli, Gianfranco Gallo, Alessandro Haber, Lucia Batassa, Giuseppe Laudisa.
August 22: BLESSED MADNESS / BENEDETTA FOLLIA (2017)
Directed by Carlo Verdone, starring Carlo Verdone, Ilenia Pastorelli.
August 28: JUST BELIEVE / IO C’È (2018)
Directed by Alessandro Aronadio, starring Edoardo Leo, Margherita Buy, Giuseppe Battiston, Massimiliano Bruno, Giulia Michelini.
August 29: DISCONNECTED / SCONNESSI (2018)
US Premiere, directed by Christian Marazziti, starring Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Ricky Memphis, Carolina Crescentini, Stefano Fresi, Antonia Liskova, Maurizio Mattioli, Giulia Elettra Gorietti.
September 4: THE HANDYMAN / IL TUTTOFARE (2018)
Directed by Valerio Attanasio, starring Sergio Castellitto, Guglielmo Poggi, Elena Sofia Ricci, Clara Alonso.
September 5 COUCH POTATOES / GLI SDRAIATI (2017)
Previously screened at Chicago International Film Festival’18, directed by Francesca Archibugi, starring Claudio Bisio, Antonia Truppo, Cochi Ponzoni, Gaddo Bacchini.