Director: Carlo Verdone
Cast: Carlo Verdone, Ilenia Pastorelli, Lucrezia Lante della Rovere
Language: In Italian with English subtitles
This film is presented by Ondazzurra PlanetFm 104.6
With more than 1.3 million admissions at the Italian Box Office, Blessed Madness is the latest hit comedy from Carlo Verdone, the much loved Roman actor and director who is considered a modern day Alberto Sordi. He is perhaps the most well-known proponent of a particularly farcical, yet cynical Roman-style of comedy.
Verdone plays Guiglielmo, a middle-aged man in charge of a business that sees him working between secret Vatican opulence and downtown Rome. On the surface, Guiglielmo leads a successful if monotonous life. His comfortable world is suddenly turned upside-down when glamorous, young Luna appears on the scene like a dark angel. Once again, Verdone offers his audiences often unseen corners of the Eternal City, without ever forgetting that the dark and holy sides of Rome live together in a fragile harmony.
Nominated Best Comedy, Best Actress in a Comedy, Nastri D’Argento Awards 2018
Nominated Best Screenplay, Best Production Design, Golden Ciak Awards 2018
The Academy Gold, Christchurch
Thursday 13 June, 11.00am
The Suter Gallery, Nelson
Friday 21 June, 6.00pm
Thursday 27 June, 1.45pm