THE FATHER AND THE FOREIGNER
IL PADRE E LO STRANIERO
2010, Intra Movies, 110 min, Italy, Dir: Ricky Tognazzi

Rome native Diego (Alessandro Gassman) and Arab Walid (Amr Waked) meet while taking their disabled young sons to the same rehabilitation clinic. As Diego spends more time with Walid due to his strained marriage, he realizes he knows very little about his new friend. When Walid suddenly disappears and the Secret Services interrogate Diego, he becomes mixed up in a web of crime and intrigue that reaches from Rome to Syria. Director Ricky Tognazzi’s breathless thriller combines international mystery with a message of cultural fraternity, and was an official selection of the 2010 Rome Film Festival.In Italian with English subtitles.


THE WOMAN OF MY LIFE
LA DONNA DELLA MIA VITA
2010, 96 min, Italy, UK, Dir: Luca Lucini

In Luca Lucini's dynamic romantic comedy, Leonardo (Luca Argentero) and Giorgio (Alessandro Gassman) are brothers with completely opposite personalities - Leonardo is sensitive and trustworthy, while Giorgio is an outlandish, incorrigible playboy. When Leonardo enters into a serious relationship with Sara (Valentina Lodovini), a woman with whom Giorgio previously had a tumultuous affair, a delightfully chaotic love triangle is formed, with feelings and behaviors coming to the surface that no one could have anticipated. In Italian with English subtitles.


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