Panorama (World Premiere)

by Ferzan Ozpetek - Italy 2010, 110 min.
With: Riccardo Scamarcio, Nicole Grimaudo, Alessandro Preziosi, Ennio Fantastichini, Lunetta Savino, Daniele Pecci, Ilaria Occhini, Carolina Crescentini, Elena Sofia Ricci

Talent attending: Ferzan Ozpetek, Riccardo Scamarcio, Nicole Grimaudo, Ennio Fantastichini, Lunetta Savino, Elena Sofia Ricci
International interviews: February 14

MINE VAGANTI / LOOSE CANNONS is Turkish-born Italian director Ferzan Ozpetek’s latest comedy about contemporary Italian life.

Returning to themes the audiences of his 2001 film LE FATI IGNORANTI / IGNORANT FAIRIES will find familiar, Ozpetek follows the struggle of a young man to establish his independence from a traditional family whose values and choices are not always in harmony.   With his own inimitable flourish and honesty, he examines the continuing control parents can exercise over their adult children as long as they remain emotionally and materially dependent on them.  At times hilarious and otherwise tender, it’s about trusting the people you love to ultimately support your decisions.

Tommaso, an aspiring writer, has come home from Rome for an important family dinner in his native Apulia at which his father plans to hand over the management of the pasta factory to him and his brother Antonio.  Determined to assert his own personal choices, Tommaso plans to announce at the dinner that he is gay.  But that evening, just as he begins to say “silence please”, he is upstaged by his brother who, to Tommaso’s surprise, and everyone else’s shock, announces he is gay. Vincenzo orders Antonio out of the house, kicking him out of the family and the factory.  He then collapses from a heart attack. Tommaso reluctantly steps in to run the factory but his heart isn’t in it.  He misses his friends and his life in Rome, but how can he come out now and risk damaging his father’s health further?  A surprise visit from his friends forces family secrets to the surface with other surprise revelations in this warm and moving comedy.

PRODUCTION: Fandango in collaboration with Rai Cinema and with the support of Apulia Film Commission- Lecce Region WORLD SALES: Fandango Portobello Sales

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