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My Big Gay Italian Wedding
July 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ITALY | Subtitled
Directed by Alessandro Genovesi
Starring Diego Abatantuono, Cristiano Caccamo, Salvatore Esposito
“Ridiculously fun! Guaranteed to put a smile on your face.” SWITCH
When baby-faced Antonio pops the question to his boyfriend Paolo in their Berlin apartment just before Easter, things take an awkward turn… it becomes apparent that Antonio hasn’t come out to his parents. While they aren’t sure about their families’ reactions, the pair decides to head home to Italy to break the news and plan their big day.
Accompanied by a couple of well-meaning but somewhat eccentric friends, Antonio and Paolo arrive at the stunning village of Civita di Bagnoregio, where Antonio was raised. His mother is immediately supportive, but only if the wedding meets her expectations: her favourite celebrity wedding planner must oversee all the arrangements; Paolo’s estranged mother must be in attendance; and the marriage has to be officiated by the town mayor, who happens to be Antonio’s somewhat less-than-enthusiastic father.
The sleeper box office hit of the European summer, and an audience favourite at the 2018 Italian Film Festival, My Big Gay Italian Wedding tackles contemporary social issues without taking itself too seriously. Lively and wholly-entertaining, Genovesi explores the obstacles that come with breaking long-held traditions and gaining acceptance with a light touch, a big heart and a whole lot of love.