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Lights, Drama, Action!

Please note this film will screen without English subtitles

From the director of The Pursuit of Happyness, Gabriele Muccino, comes Summertime; a gorgeous coming-of-age drama following two Italian teens in San Francisco where they meet a gay couple who take them in and show them around the city. The four become friends, and embark on enthusiastic explorations of love, life, and themselves across one unforgettable summer.

Marco (Brando Pacitto, The Red Band Society), has just finished high school and has no idea what to do with his life, so delays the inevitable choices by booking a trip to San Francisco. Boarding the flight, he's horrified to find himself seated alongside Maria (Matilda Lutz, Rings), a snobbish classmate he can’t stand. In San Francisco, they meet Matt (Taylor Frey, Gossip Girl) and Paul (Joseph Haro, Glee). Marco finds the pair fascinating, while narrow-minded Maria is disapproving. But when the duo begins to explain the tumultuous story of how they met, in the puritanical American South, Maria’s world begins to open.

The film flows effortlessly between its central love stories – an honestly sensual film telling the story of four young things indulging the summertime high of being eager and beautiful and alive.

Gabriele Muccino
Brando Pacitto, Matilda Lutz, Taylor Frey, Joseph Haro, Jessica Rothe, Scott Bakula
English and Italian with no English subtitles | 2016 | 103 mins | Drama
18+ (exemption)
Muccino, at his best, works with sensitivity and intelligence.
Gabriele Muccino
Director: Gabriele Muccino

Born in 1967, he worked his way from making short films through to his breakout hit in 2001 The Last Kiss (L’ultimo bacio) which earned him the Audience Award for World Cinema at Sundance. Muccino has directed 10 feature films but is best known for his first American film The Pursuit of Happyness, starring Will Smith.

Best Soundtrack, Venice Film Festival 2016
Queer Lion, Venice Film Festival 2016

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