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Comedy, Italian-Style
Wife & Husband

Dazzling Italian superstars Pierfrancesco Favino (The Confessions LIFF16, Marco Polo) and Kasia Smutniak (Perfect Strangers LIFF16) sizzle on screen together in this brilliant romantic comedy about modern relationships. Two workaholics have grown distant in their relationship and can’t seem to get along…that is until they literally take a walk in each other’s shoes!

Following an incredible experiment, Andrea (Favino), a brilliant neurosurgeon, and his wife Sofia (Smutniak), an ambitious TV host, suddenly find themselves in each other’s bodies. Forced to be in their partner’s shoes and everyday routine, this couple on the brink of separating are able to see their relationship from a completely different point of view. Among the funny situations that ensue, they face the dilemmas causing their marriage issues at last.

Debut director Simone Godano gives Italian comedy a breath of fresh air in this wonderfully funny and new take on the body swap comedy, using a surreal premise to deliver this surprisingly grounded and relatable exploration of modern love.

Simone Godano
Kasia Smutniak, Pierfrancesco Favino, Andrea Bruschi, Marta Gastini
Italian with English Subtitles | 2017 | 100 mins | Comedy
An exceptional comedy that shows Italian cinema is alive and well.
Domani Press
Director: Simone Godano

Simone Godano makes his feature film debut with Wife & Husband. Having studied filmmaking at the DAMS, in 2003 he made his first short with his brother Leonardo. Godano was brought onto Wife & Husband by his long-time collaborator Matteo Rovere (Italian Race LIFF16), with whom he’s made several commercials.

Best Comedy, Nastri d’Argento Awards 2017

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