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★★★★ "broad but ultimately touching family comedy" - The Times

Director: Ferzan Ozpetek

Writer: Ferzan Ozpetek

Stars: Riccardo Scamarcio, Alessandro Preziosi, Nicole Grimaudo


I Am Love meets Meet the Parents in this outrageous ‘al dente’ family comedy from celebrated award-winning director Ferzan Özpetek. Tommaso is the youngest child in the large, eccentric Cantone family who own a pasta factory in Puglia. When the Cantones gather for a family dinner to both welcome Tommaso’s return and to discuss the future of the family business, a secret is revealed that throws the whole family into turmoil, and the strong familial ties which bind them together are put to the test with explosive and hilarious results.

“With its themes of family secrets, oddball character parts, bittersweet tone and sunny outlook, this is easily the most Almodovar-esque of all Ozpetek’s films” – Screen International

  • "Great performances...will go down as well as a tasty minestrone soup."
    -The Film Review

  • "broad but ultimately touching family comedy."
  • “Ozpetek takes these men and women as they are, revealing deep emotions in broad strokes.”
    -Little White Lies
  • “this is a slick and sweetly sentimental saga that deftly deploys overly familiar tropes to explore entrenched attitudes, foolish hopes and unfulfilled dreams with knowing wit and stylish delicacy.”
  • “Funny, moving and heartwarming.”
Cast: Riccardo Scamarcio, Alessandro Preziosi, Nicole Grimaudo, Ennio Fantastichini, Lunetta Savino, Elena Sofia Ricci, Ilaria Occhini
Director: Ferzan Ozpetek
Writer: Ferzan Ozpetek
Country: Italy
Language: Italian
Subtitles: English
Format: PAL
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
Certificate: 12
Running Time: 110 mins
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD Release Date: 18-04-2011
VoD Release Date: 18-04-2011
Cinema Release Date: 17-12-2010
DVD Extras: The Making Of | Deleted Scenes | Pop Video
Dvd Catalogue Number: 5060018652078
Year: 2010
Producer: Domenico Procacci
Editor: Patrizio Marone
Cinematography: Maurizio Calvesi
Music By: Pasquale Catalano

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