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Win tickets to The Guest (L'Ospito) at Cinema Made in Italy 2019

The Guest (L'ospite)

Preview by Jack Foley

THE ninth edition of Cinema Made In Italy will launch at the Ciné Lumière in South Kensington on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, showcasing nine new Italian productions plus the 1970 expressionist masterpiece The Conformist (Il Conformista), in memory of the late Bernardo Bertolucci.

This year’s six-day event will kick off with Loro, from the director of The Great Beauty, and centres on Silvio Berlusconi and his entourage. The film stars Paolo Sorrentino’s long-standing collaborator Toni Servillo as the controversial and larger-than-life former Italian prime minister. It will be released in the UK by Curzon Artificial Eye on April 19, 2019.

Festival goers can look forward to seeing Duccio Chiarini’s The Guest (L’Ospite), the entertaining follow-up to his Venice Biennale College debut Short Skin, and Paolo Virzì brings us a darker kind of comedy with Notti Magiche, which was the closing night film at last year’s Rome International Film Festival. To celebrate this screening, we’re offering readers the chance to win two tickets for The Guest (L’Ospito).

The film is showing at 6.30pm on March 1, 2019, at CINÉ LUMIÈRE / INSTITUT FRANÇAIS, 17 Queensberry Place, London, SW7 2DT.

To enter, simply answer the following question…

Q. Who directs The Guest?

Simply send the answer to The Guest competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email

About The Guest

After getting a Special Mention at the 2014 Venice Film Festival for his debut film Short Skin, Duccio Chiarini returns with a promising dramedy, The Guest.

Guido is a 38-years-old academic forever preparing a book on Italo Calvino and forced to move out of his comfort zone when his girlfriend shares her doubts about the future of their relationship.

Unable to be alone, he navigates from one sofa to the next and witnesses the everyday lives of his relatives and friends and their various romantic entanglements, desperately seeking the roots for new beginnings.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Duccio Chiarini.

Adrian Wootton, curator of Cinema Made in Italy, CEO of Film London and the British Film Commission, said of The Guest: “Wryly funny, nicely observed comedy of manners about a man who becomes the unwelcome lodger of a succession of family and friends.”

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