Film still from <em>Gli Sdraiati</em>
Image courtesy of Cinema Italiano Film Festival

Film still from Gli Sdraiati
Image courtesy of Cinema Italiano Film Festival

Couch Potatoes / Gli Sdraiati

Cinema Italiano Film Festival 2019
  • Tue 12 Nov 2019
  • 3:30—5:30PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Rating: M
  • General $15.50
  • Concession $13.50 for seniors, students and community service card holders (with valid ID)
  • Booking essential
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked

Giorgio is a famous TV presenter, who is appreciated by millions but not by his son, Tito.

Claudio Bisio leads this tender adaptation of Michele Serra’s novel of the same name, about the difficulty of a separated father in relating to and controlling his teenage son.

Giorgio is a famous TV presenter, who is appreciated by millions of viewers but not by his son and his friends who frequently descend on Giorgio’s luxurious apartment. Tito is cheerful with his friends, agreeable with his mother, close with his grandfatehr and tender with his new girlfriend, Alice. It is only Giorgio with whom Tito is distant and aloof. Giorgio is left confused and feeling guilty, wondering where it all went wrong.

Adapting Serra’s popular novel, which was structured as a series of letters from father to son, screenwriters Francesca Archibugi and Francesco Piccolo craft a funny and intimate portrait of a misunderstood father and intergenerational angst against the backdrop of contemporary Milan.

IT, 2017, 104 min., Dir. Francesca Archibugi 

Italian with English Subtitles

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Film poster from <em>Gli Sdraiati</em>
Image courtesy of Cinema Italiano Film Festival

Film poster from Gli Sdraiati
Image courtesy of Cinema Italiano Film Festival

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