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Ordinary Happiness

Momenti di trascurabile felicità

DANIELE LUCHETTI
Italy, 2019
93 minutes, Color

In this humorous contemplation on life, director Daniele Luchetti follows our bumbling hero Paolo who passes away after being hit by a car and is catapulted into an afterlife that resembles a crowded post office. However, Paolo receives good news of his imminent return to Earth from a clerk. Due to an administrative error, he is granted another 92 minutes of life. Paolo finds himself grappling with his past and how to best spend these last moments of life. As he reflects on both the profound and insignificant moments of his existence, he discovers what really shapes our daily lives, our relationships, and who we are. Loosely adapted from the short stories of Francesco Piccolo, this metaphysical comedy stars Italian comedian and satirist Pierfrancesco "Pif" Diliberto. Luchetti mixes his bittersweet style with Diliberto's unmistakable, sharp-witted comic timing and a lively performance by Italian musician-turned-actress Thony in this entertaining Palermo-set charmer.—Various sources

In Italian with English subtitles


Friday, October 2 - Tuesday, October 6

Italian Cultural Institute

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