2015, Italy, 87’, Color, Italian
Director: Edoardo Falcone
Cast: Marco Giallini, Alessandro Gassmann, Laura Morante, Ilaria Spada, Edoardo Pesce, Enrico Oetiker, Carlo De Ruggieri, Giuseppina Cervizzi, Alex Cendron, Fabrizio Giannini, Silvia Munguia
Lots of laughter and a toasty friendship.
Italian box-office success which won Best New Director for Edoardo Falcone at the recent Italian Oscars!
Tommaso (Marco Giallini, Blame it on Freud, LIFF14) is a successful, respected surgeon who also happens to be conceited, proud and arrogant – and a staunch atheist. However, Tommaso’s pedestal is set to be removed from beneath him when his only son Andrea brings the family together for an entirely unexpected announcement: he wants to become a priest! Tommaso refuses to accept this newfound Catholicism, and is further horrified when his wife Carla and daughter Bianca undertake a renaissance-of-sorts themselves. A string of hilarious situations ensues as Tommaso goes undercover to investigate and bring down the charismatic priest Don Pietro (Alessandro Gassman, Basilicata Coast to Coast, LIFF2010) who he believes “brainwashed” his son and caused upheaval in his family.