Complexity of Happiness (2015)


Enrico performs a unique service as a special consultant for a leading financial group. He approaches incompetent executives and convinces them to quit on their own. The astonishing thing is how absurdly he manages to accomplish this. Being so competent in his professional life has allowed Enrico to completely avoid confronting his own failures and short-comings. That is until he encounters an exchange student and two adolescent business owners. 

Saturday, October 22 at 12:30 pm

Director: Gianni Zanasi
Length: 1:57
Cast : Valerio Mastandrea, Hadas Yaron, Giuseppe Battiston
Genre: Comedy
Language: Italian with English subtitles



The Palio, the oldest horse race in the world, takes place twice a year in Siena. Fans claim that the jockeys are the most daring and skilled riders in the world, while critics claim they are utterly mad. Some admit that it is more a game than a race, and a corrupt one at that as jockeys work the system in return for bribes paid by those maneuvering to get the best start. In all of this is a duel between a legendary but manipulative rider, Gigi Bruschelli and Giovanni Atzeni, a young rider whose passion for the race is paramount. 

Sunday, October 23 at 2:30 pm

Director: Cosima Spender
Length:   91 minutes
Cast : Gigi Bruschelli, Giovanni Atzeni
Genre: Documentary
Language: Italian with English subtitles


An Almost Perfect Town


The inhabitants of a remote mountain village on the verge of economic extinction, hatch a plan to save their town that is so wacky, it just might succeed.


Saturday, October 22 at 7:30 pm*

Director: Massimo Gaudioso
Length:  92 minutes
Cast : Fabio Volo, Silvio Orlando, Carlo Buccirosso, Nando Paone, Miriam Leone
Genre: Comedy
Language: Italian with English subtitles

* Date change

One Kiss


Un bacio is the story of three disaffected high school students who find each other and form a tight friendship. Together, they are able to rise above the constant bullying they have separately endured. They explore love, attraction and the need to be true to oneself in a place where defining your truth can be dangerous.

Rimau Grillo Ritzberger will be a special guest of the festival!

Saturday, October 22, at 5:00 pm*

Director: Ivan Cotroneo
Length: 1:42
Cast : Valentina Romani, Leonardo Pazzagli, Rimau Grillo Ritzberger
Genre: Drama
Language: Italian with English subtitles

* Time change


My Mother


Celebrated auteur Nanni Moretti directs Margherita Buy and John Turturro in his new film about director struggling to balance life and art. 

Margherita is directing a new social drama, set against the backdrop of an industrial dispute. Try as she may to remain professional, the emotional turmoil of her private life is taking a toll: an affair with one of her actors has come to an end, her adolescent daughter is failing Latin, but most troubling is the recent hospitalization of her formidable, beloved mother Ada. Whilst her brother Giovanni gradually allows himself to be engulfed by his mother’s last days, taking extended leave to prolong his bedside vigil, Margherita’s tough schedule makes more than a daily visit tricky.
Meanwhile, the famous American actor Barry Huggins has arrived, a needy and capricious personality whose brash presence on set sees things go from bad to worse, and whose general ineptitude might finally push Margherita over the edge…

Friday, October 21 at 3:00 pm

Director: Nanni Moretti
Length: 1:47
Cast : John Tuturro
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Language: Italian with English subtitles


I, Harlequin


A well-known talk-show host is forced to return to his small village when his father, a respected actor in the Commedia dell'arte tradition, becomes seriously ill. Old wounds are reopened and relationships are rebuilt as the son slowly begins to appreciate the cunning Harlequin and his endless pursuit of love. Director Matteo Bini is a special guest of the festival.


Friday, October 21, at 7:30 pm*

Director: Matteo Bini and Giorgio Pasotti
Length: 90 minutes
Cast : Lavinia Longhi, Giorgio Pasotti, Valeria Bilello, Roberto Herlitzka
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Language: Italian with English subtitles

* Date change


Me, Myself and Her


On the surface, Federica (Margherita Buy) and Marina (Sabrina Ferilli) appear to have the perfect relationship, sharing a posh apartment in Rome, working dream jobs (architect and restaurateur, respectively) by day, and cozying up on the couch to watch episodes of Top of the Lake by night. But when retired actress Marina suddenly decides to get back into the movies and Federica - still questioning her sexuality—pursues a fling with a man, their commitment to each other is put to the test. Blending light-as-a-soufflé comedy, postcard-perfect views of Italy, and witty observations on the challenges that all couples face, this irresistible romance is as refreshing as a Mediterranean vacation.

Friday, October 21 at 5:00 pm

Director: Maria Sole Tognazzi
Length: 102 minutes
Cast : Margherita Buy, Sabrina Ferilli
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Language: Italian with English subtitles

They Call Me Jeeg Robot (2015)


Enzo, a small-time criminal ingests some toxic chemicals while hiding from the police and develops super-powers. Without friends or family, Enzo remains a pathetic loner, albeit one with super hero powers. That is until he meet Alessia, his vulnerable neighbor with the wits of a small child, who believes Enzo will save humanity.

Sunday, October 23 at 6:30 pm

Director: Gabriele Mainetti
Length: 112 minutes
Cast : Claudio Santamaria, Luca Marinelli, Stefano Ambrogi
Genre: Fantasy/Science fiction
Language: Italian with English subtitles


Them Who?


On the eve of an anticipated big career promotion, David is astonished to find himself the victim of a bombshell con; gone is his job, his home and girlfriend and the clever con artist is in the wind. So David sets out to find the charismatic con artist but revenge can be complicated.


Thursday, October 20 at 7:45 pm*

Director: Francesco Micciche
Length: 1:35
Cast : Marco Giallini, Edoardo Leo, Ivano Marescotti
Genre: Comedy
Language: Italian with English subtitles

* Time change

The Wait


An unexpected visit and unexplained absence brings two women together, a young beauty from France and a rich, mother at her enormous villa in Sicily. Starring Academy award winner, Juliette Binoche.  

Sunday, October 23 at 4:15 pm*

Director: Piero Messina
Length: 1:40
Cast : Juliette Binoche, Giorgio Colangeli, Lou de Laâge
Genre: Drama
Language: Italian with English subtitles

* Date change


Vincenzo of Crosia (2015)


One day in May 1987, Vincenzo Fullone, a 14-year boy from Calabria, sees a statue of the Madonna weeping in an abandoned church. No one believes what Vincenzo has seen, until the villagers witness an apparition of the Virgin Mary a few days later. Young Vincenzo would later suffer great mental anguish, physical suffering and moments of ecstasy.

Friday, October 21 at 1:00 pm

Director: Fabio Mollo
Length: 1:22
Cast : 
Genre: Documentary
Language: Italian with English subtitles

The Prince of Crime


The Prince of Crime is the story of a handsome and sometimes charming, Neapolitan crime boss, Marcello Cavani aka “Alain Delon.” When “Alain Delon” was still Marcello, his family found themselves in a desperate situation, and it was the Camorra, not the state that they turned to for help. The Camorra saved his family, and in Naples, these debts must always be repaid.

Saturday, October 22 at 2:30 pm*

Director: Alessandro Piva
Length: 1:38
Cast : Francesco Scianna, Valentina Lodovini, Francesco Di Leva, Carmine Recano
Genre: Drama
Language: Italian, Neapolitan with English subtitles

* Time change



Please see revised dates and times due to Hurricane Matthew!

Program Schedule:

Thursday night, October 20, 2016

6:00 – 7:30 Opening Night Reception by Invitation

7:45 pm Loro chi?


Friday, October 21, 2016

1:00 pm Vincenzo da Crosia

3:00 pm Mia Madre

5:00 pm Io e lei

7:30 pm Io, Arlecchino– Director Matteo Bini to attend screening


Saturday, October 22, 2016

11:00 am - Coffee and conversation with the artists

12:30 pm La felicita e’ un sistema complesso

2:30 pm Milionnari

5:00 pm Un bacio - actor Rimau Ritzberger to attend screening

7:30 pm Un paese quasi perfetto


Sunday, October 23, 2016

2:30 pm Palio

4:15 pm L'attesa

6:30 pm Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot