THE FRIENDS AT THE MARGHERITA CAFÈ
(GLI AMICI DEL BAR MARGHERITA)
Thursday, September 23 @ 11:30am
Friday, September 24 @ 3:30pm
Saturday, September 25 @ 11:00am
Director: Pupi Avati (INCANTATO)
Cast: Diego Abatantuono, Neri Marcore, Luigi Lo Cascio, Fabio De Luigi, Pierpaolo Zizzi, Gianni Cavina, Laura Chiatti and others
Italy, 2009, 90 mins.
In this delightful comedy set in 1954 Bologna, eighteen-year-old Taddeo (Zizzi) dreams of being a regular at the legendary Margherita Cafe, where the mysterious rituals of Italian manhood take place in all their glory. When Taddeo is chosen to be the chauffeur for Al (Abatantuono), the cafes most glamorous patron, he gets a front row seat. The cafe is populated with a rogues gallery of characters, including madly lustful Sicilian Manuelo (Lo Cascio), gentle Bep (Marcore) who compulsively counts everything and aspiring singer Gian (De Luigi). Taddeo also gets lots of excitement at home, where his profoundly un-musical grandpa (Cavina) cant wait for lessons from his curvaceous piano teacher. This charmer won the Best Comedy Golden Globe in Italy.