Tommaso (Riccardo Scamarcio, also in this year’s Loro) has a comfortable life in Rome as an aspiring writer and is in a steady relationship with his boyfriend Marco — a life he has kept secret from his family. When he's called back to his hometown in Southern Italy to help run the family business, he decides to reveal his homosexuality to his conservative family and hopefully be relieved of his business obligations in the process. But when his plans are thwarted, Tommaso gets stuck on the path that he was desperately trying to avoid. In Ozpetek's playful and heartfelt film, Tommaso isn't the only one struggling to navigate between la bella figura (a good public image) and his true desires.
Spotlight on Ferzan Ozpetek
Special Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature, Tribeca Film Festival 2010
Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Italian Academy Awards (David di Donatello Awards) 2010
Best Film, Golden Globes Italy 2010
Best Comedy, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Song, Nastri d’Argento Awards 2010
CastComedy, Drama, Romance | Italy | 2010 | 110 min
Riccardo Scamarcio, Nicole Grimaudo, Alessandro Preziosi
Italian with English subtitles
Engaging and affecting stuff, handsomely shot and well-acted.