- Sun 8 Nov 2020
- Len Lye Centre Cinema
- Rating: PG
- 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
A provincial librarian is called on to abandon the tranquility of his life in the mountains and return to Rome where he will help get the country back on its feet.
Peppino, a provincial librarian who became the accidental President of Italy, is now a father
and has returned to a peaceful, happy life as a woodsman. That is, until his wife Janis decides
to return to politics. Peppino is forced to abandon his home in the mountains and return to Rome to win back his love and help her defeat a speculative plot intended to damage Italy.
Together, they must fight against social media attacks of the opposition and get the country back on its feet.
With this light-hearted and witty portrait of Italian politics, director duo Giancarlo Fontana and
Giuseppe G. Stasi playfully cast a satirical eye over the animosity being fostered by traditional and social media in the current political climate with hilarious results.
Set largely in a strikingly elegant presidential palace and beautifully shot, the film’s comic
effectiveness, though it enjoys its share of physical comedy, reliesless on buffoonery than on the joy of seeing the deserving get their comeuppance through a combination of well-intended
swindling, all-too-human failure, and a delightful foray into the world of high-tech espionage.
2019 | IT | 96 min | Dir. Giancarlo Fontana, Giuseppe Stasi | In Italian with English subtitles