Take it Easy!
This debut feature from celebrated screenwriter Francesco Bruni (The First Beautiful Thing) is a touching comedy about two broken men who help each other find their way.
After losing faith in the education system, retired teacher and novelist Bruno (Fabrizio Bentivoglio) has all but given up on life. Currently ghost writing a biography for former adult star Tina (Barbora Bobulova), he also tutors privately to make ends meet. One of his students is Luca (Filippo Scicchitano), a drifting and despondent teenager who is on the brink of failure at school.
Luca’s mother takes a six month job in Mali, and asks Bruno to look after her son while she’s away. Confused by the request, Bruno’s world is turned upside down when she reveals he is Luca’s father. As the threat of expulsion from school looms over Luca, Bruno tries to help his secret son get his act together.
A poignant story about a man learning to become a father, and a son choosing to become a man.
(Not screening in Canberra)