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INSFJ 2018: Winner Graziella Bonacchi Award

Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2018


  • Date: October 05, 2018
  • Time: 08:00 PM
  • Venue: Regal Cinemas
  • Address: 1120 Lincoln Road Miami Beach, FL 33139
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About the Film

  • English: As Needed
  • Duration: 1:34
  • Genre: Romantic Comedy
  • Release: 2018
  • Director: Francesco Falaschi
  • Music Director: Paolo Vivaldi, Alfredo Paixao
  • Editor: Patrizio Marone, Simone Manetti
  • Screen Play: Filippo Bologna, Ugo Chiti, Francesco Falaschi, Federico Sperindei
  • Producer: Guglielmo Marchetti, Daniele Mazzocca
  • Photography: Stefano Falivene
  • Stars: Vinicio Marchioni, Valeria Solarino, Luigi Fedele, Nicola Siri, Mirko Frezza

Arturo is a 40 year old talented chef who fell in disgrace because of his troubled past, he has serious anger management issues. Precisely because of his latest aggressive reaction he is assigned to serve community services at the San Donato Institute, a facility for Asperger patients, where he has to teach a cooking class. One of the patients, Guido, is a 20 year old boy with difficulties in social relationships, but with an absolute palate and a particular talent for cooking. At the same time Arturo is trying unsuccessfully to convince his old teacher and mentor, Celso, to open a restaurant together. Just as he’s nearing the end of his community service and planning to move to the north to manage a restaurant owned by a shady character he is invited by Anna, the institute psychologist, to accompany Guido as a mentor to a cooking talent show in Tuscany. Arturo hates talent shows but reluctantly accepts and to further complicate matters he discovers, upon arriving, that the president of the jury is his ex business partner, now become a celebrity chef, who he considers fully responsible for his past troubles and fall from grace. Arturo and Guido will be forced to spend time together for the duration of the competition and bit by bit their difficult relationship will turn into a friendship that will make both question their prejudices and will lead Arturo towards new personal and professional choices.