Puoi baciare lo sposo: A gay marriage for Alessandro Genovesi
by Vittoria Scarpa
- Salvatore Esposito and Cristiano Caccamo dream of getting married, but before they can tie the knot they must break the news to their families in the new comedy by the Italian director
A gay marriage is at the heart of the new comedy by Alessandro Genovesi, My Big Gay Italian Wedding [+see also:
film profile], which stars Salvatore Esposito (the ruthless Genny in Gomorra - the series) and Cristiano Caccamo (another well-known TV star, seen in Don Matteo and Il paradiso delle signore), as a couple in love and ready to exchange vows. Also in the cast of the Milanese director-actor’s fifth film is former assistant to the director Gabriele Salvatores and writer of La peggior settimana della mia vita [+see also:
film profile](almost €10 million in takings in 2011), as well as Diego Abatantuono, Monica Guerritore, Dino Abbrescia, Diana Del Bufalo, Beatrice Arnera, Rosaria D'Urso, Antonio Catania and Enzo Miccio.
The film, written by Genovesi with Giovanni Bognetti, tells the story of Antonio (Caccamo), who has finally found the love of his life, Paolo (Esposito), with whom he leads a happy life in Berlin. Antonio asks Paolo to marry him, but before they tie the knot they will have to confront their two families. So they decide to travel to Italy together, destination: Civita di Bagnoregio, the home town of Antonio's parents Anna (Guerritore) and Roberto (Abatantuono), a progressive town mayor. The two lovers are joined on their extraordinary journey by their slightly odd friend Benedetta (Del Bufalo) and new roommate Donato (Abbrescia). Anna immediately accepts her son's intentions to marry Paolo, provided that certain conditions are met: the future mother-in-law must attend the wedding, the whole town must be invited, Enzo Miccio, wedding planner par excellence, must organise the event, and the couple will have to be united in marriage by her husband, sporting a tricolour sash. Will Paolo's mother, Vincenza (D'Urso), attend the wedding? And most importantly, will Roberto support his son's decision?
My Big Gay Italian Wedding is a Colorado Film production in collaboration with Medusa Film, which will be distributing the film in Italian cinemas on 1 March 2018. Federico Masiero is responsible for photography (La ragazza nella nebbia [+see also:
film profile], among his most recent collaborations), while Claudio Di Mauro is in responsible for editing (L'ora legale [+see also:
(Translated from Italian)
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