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Director: Claudio Caligari
Length: 100 mins
Cast: Luca Marinelli, Alessandro Borghi, Roberta Mattei, Silvia D'Amico, Alessandro Bernardin
Language: In Italian with English subtitles
In 2015, Italy nominated "Don't Be Bad" for entry into the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film and I can see why. This film is not what it seems on the surface and is a clever and deep exploration of friendship, hope and life in the outskirts of Rome.
The Director, Claudio Caligari is considered a cult director. "Don't Be Bad" was his final film and he passed away after finishing it so never saw the critical acclaim he garnered.
- Silver Ribbon – Venice Film Festival 2015
- Best Cinematography and Best Sound - Nastro d'Argento Awards 2016
- Best Sound - David di Donatello Awards 2016
- Best Film, Best Actor - Nuovolmaie Talent Award for Best Italian Actor in a Debut Film
- Best Italian Film - Sorriso Diverso Venezia Award
Empire Cinemas, Island Bay, Wellington
Sunday 12 November - 2.30pm