ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL of Minneapolis / St. Paul
A 10-year retrospective
This year again, the Italian Cultural Center, in partnership with the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul, is happy to bring the best of Italian cinema to the Twin Cities. 2019 will be a special edition celebrating the best movies of the past 10 years of the Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis / St. Paul (IFF). The 10 movies selected by our committee will be screened throughout the year leading up to the IFF's 11th edition in 2020.
Join us on Wednesday, March 13th, 7:00 pm, to kick-off this special edition with Smetto Quando Voglio, one of Italy's most hilarious comedy.
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All screenings will take place on the Film Society's Screen #3 at St. Anthony Main Theater. All films are in Italian with English subtitles. Future dates and titles will be announced soon!
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Smetto Quando Voglio
(I Can Quit Whenever I Want)
Comedy, 2013, 100 mins
Director: Sydney Sibilia
Released in 2013, this film (the first of a trilogy) has become a cult hit in Italy. Fast paced and lighthearted, Sydney Sibilia’s first feature is a comical window into the precarious world of youth unemployment. Pietro, a young, gifted, and jobless scientist decides to put his talents to use. After forming an A-Team of underemployed PhDs (an economist, an anthropologist, a chemist, an archaeologist, and two philologists), Pietro and his new crew begin producing and trafficking synthetic drugs. Success comes almost immediately, and with it power, money, and women. But soon enough, the reality of drug trafficking sets in and hilarious drama ensues.
Cast: Edoardo Leo, Valeria Solarino, Valerio Aprea, Paolo Calabresi, Libero De Rienzo, Pietro Sermonti, Neri Marcorè
2014, Best Comedy, Italian Golden Globes
2014, Discovery of the Year Award, Reykjavik International Film Festival
This movie was originally shown at our 7th edition of the IFF in 2015.