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LIFF19 Ordinary Happiness

In this humorous contemplation on life, director Daniele Luchetti (Those Happy Years LIFF14) loosely adapts the short stories of Francesco Piccolo into a curiously charming metaphysical comedy starring Italian comedian and satirist Pierfrancesco “Pif” Diliberto (The Mafia Kills Only in Summer, LIFF14).

The film follows our bumbling hero Paolo (Pif) who has driven through the same intersection on his scooter every day for years risking a red light for his daily bravado. That is, until one day when he is inevitably hit by a car! When he arrives at the entry point of his afterlife, due to an administrative error, he is granted another 92 minutes of life on earth. At this point, Paolo finds himself grappling with his past and how to best spend these last moments on Earth. As he reflects on both the profound and insignificant moments of his existence, he discovers what really shape our daily lives, our relationships, and who we are.

Luchetti mixes his bittersweet style with Pif’s unmistakable, sharp-witted comic timing and a lively performance by Italian musician-turned-actress Thony in this entertaining Palermo-set charmer.

AWARDS

NOMINATED: Best Actress, Nastri d’Argento Awards 2019
NOMINATED: Best Supporting Actor, Best Score, Golden Ciak Awards 2019

REVIEWS

"Amusing and intriguing" - CINEUROPA

MOVIE INFORMATION

RELEASE DATE
Tuesday 17th September

DURATION
93 min

RATING
CTC

CAST
Pierfrancesco 'Pif' Diliberto, Renato Carpentieri, Federica Victoria Caiozzo

GENRE
Film Festival

LANGUAGE
Italian with English subtitles

PARTICIPATING CINEMAS
Palace Balwyn Cinema, Palace James Street, Palace Barracks, Palace Norton St, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Verona, Palace Westgarth, Chauvel Cinema, Palace Electric, Palace Byron Bay, Palace Central Sydney, Kino Cinema, Palace Cinema Paradiso

Event starts
Tuesday 17 September, 2019
Event Ends
Tuesday 17 September, 2019
Venue
Various venues
Venue Address
Various venues
Location

National, , Various venues

Website
Palace Cinemas (opens in new window)
Category
Screenings, Festivals & Programs