There Is No Place Like Home (A casi tutti bene) | Denver Film Society | Gabriele Muccino | Italy

There Is No Place Like Home

A casi tutti bene

Gabriele Muccino

Comedy, Drama, Family Issues

Contemporary World Cinema, Italian Showcase

ItalianEnglish SubtitlesItaly2018105 min

Showtimes

No upcoming showtimes scheduled.

Overview

Family reunions are short for a reason: The potential for politeness and civility to give way to childish barbs and decades-old resentments increases exponentially with every passing day. Italian director Gabriele Muccino doubles down on the brooding at the center of his drama by stranding his protagonists on a volcanic island in the Gulf of Naples during a sudden storm, forcing them to remain under a single roof until the skies clear and the ferry to the mainland can resume.

While they wait, tensions erupt between the matriarch of the clan, who yearns in futility for peace; the cantankerous patriarch; current and ex-wives; an aged aunt; a cheating couple; hormonal teenagers; and the black sheep of the tribe. Working from a screenplay co-written by Paolo Genovese (see The Place, also screening in this year’s festival), an ace ensemble cast weaves the troubled lives of these family members together in a complex tapestry whose threads threaten to unravel once and for all.

SUBTITLED (Foreign language with on-screen subtitles)

Sponsored By:

DenverFilmFestivalDenverFilmFestival DenverFilmFestival DenverFilmFestival
Producer: Marco Belardi | Editor: Claudio Di Mauro | Cinematographer: Shane Hurlbut | Screenwriter: Gabriele Muccino, Paolo Costella
Cast: Stefano Accorsi, Carolina Crescentini, Elena Cucci, Pierfrancesco Favino, Claudia Gerini

You might also enjoy...

The Ark of Disperata

The Ark of Disperata

A crumbling village in southern Italy sets the stage for bumbling redemption in this comedy about a woebegone, poetry-loving mayor seeking to revitalize his community with the unlikely help of two would-be mobsters. Waking Ned Devine meets We Bought a Zoo.

Italy 2017 110 Min
Learn More
Euphoria

Euphoria

Two brothers—one a flashy, drug-fueled marketing hot shot, the other a humble schoolteacher—come to terms with illness, death and one another amid the timeless splendor of Rome in director Valeria Golino’s moving and often funny family drama.

Italy 2018 115 Min
Learn More
The Place

The Place

A nameless man sits in a diner each day, accepting visitors whose dreams he can make come true. To each, he assigns a task; upon its completion, he’ll grant their wishes. But to what lengths are they prepared to go? That’s the existential question at the heart of this Italian drama.

Italy 2017 105 Min
Learn More