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FILM GUIDE ARCHIVE FEATURE NARRATIVE

LOOSE CANNONS

TFF 2010 Directed by Ferzan Ozpetek
FILM GUIDE ARCHIVE LOOSE CANNONS [TFF 2010]

Tommaso (Riccardo Scamarcio, Eden Is West) has a comfortable life in Rome as an aspiring writer and a steady relationship with his boyfriend Marco—a life he has kept secret from his family. So when he's called back to his hometown of Lecce in Italy's deep south to help run the family pasta business, he decides to finally reveal his homosexuality to his conservative family and hopefully get out of his business obligations in the process. But when his plans are thwarted by his brother, Tommaso gets stuck on the path that he was desperately trying to avoid.

Director Ferzan Ozpetek (Facing Windows, A Perfect Day) takes a playful approach to this family dramedy, matching a critique of provincial Southern values with an eccentric cast of characters that includes a philandering conservative father, a boozing aunt, a pair of disgruntled maids, and Tommaso's bubbly friends. As each family member's quirks slowly come to the surface, Ozpetek's heartfelt film reveals that Tommaso isn't the only one struggling to navigate between la bella figura (a good public image) and his true desires.

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Tommaso (Riccardo Scamarcio, Eden Is West) has a comfortable life in Rome as an aspiring writer and a steady relationship with his boyfriend Marco—a life he has kept secret from his family. So when he's called back to his hometown of Lecce in Italy's deep south to help run the family pasta business, he decides to finally reveal his homosexuality to his conservative family and hopefully get out of his business obligations in the process. But when his plans are thwarted by his brother, Tommaso gets stuck on the path that he was desperately trying to avoid.

Director Ferzan Ozpetek (Facing Windows, A Perfect Day) takes a playful approach to this family dramedy, matching a critique of provincial Southern values with an eccentric cast of characters that includes a philandering conservative father, a boozing aunt, a pair of disgruntled maids, and Tommaso's bubbly friends. As each family member's quirks slowly come to the surface, Ozpetek's heartfelt film reveals that Tommaso isn't the only one struggling to navigate between la bella figura (a good public image) and his true desires.

Film Information
Year: 2010
Length: 110 minutes
Language: Italian
Country: Italy
Premiere: North American
Cast & Credits
Primary Cast: Riccardo Scamarcio, Nicole Grimaudo, Alessandro Preziosi, Ennio Fantastichini, Lunetta Savino, Elena Sofia Ricci
Director: Ferzan Ozpetek
Screenwriter: Ferzan Ozpetek, Ivan Cotroneo
Producer: Domenico Procacci
Editor: Patrizio Marone
Director of Photography: Maurizio Calvesi
Production Designer: Andrea Crisanti
Composer: Pasquale Catalano
Contacts

Print Source
Sarah Nuttall
Fandango Portobello Sales
London, UK W114QR
Phone: +44 207-605-1396
sarah@fandangoportobello.com

Sales Contact
Janine Gold
Head of International Sales and Distribution
Fandango Portobello Sales
London, Italy W11 4QR
Phone: +44 2076051396
sales@fandangoportobello.com

Technical Contact
Allessandra Angelucci
Rome, 00198
Phone: +39 06 852 18115
alessandra.angelucci@fandango.it

Press Contact
Claudia Tomassini
claudiatomassini & associates International Film Publicity
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 646 243 1751
claudia@claudiatomassini.com

Director
Ferzan Ozpetek
Phone: 00390685218155
raffaella.digiulio@fandango.it

Producer
Domenico Procacci
Fandango
Rome, 00198
Phone: +39 06 85218155
raffaella.digiulio@fandango.it

Sales Contact
Raffaella Di Giulio
Fandango Portobello
Rome, 00198
Phone: +39 0 6 852 181 55
raffaella.digiulio@fandango.it

Print Source
Sarah Nuttall
Fandango Portobello Sales
London, UK W114QR
Phone: +44 207-605-1396
sarah@fandangoportobello.com

Sales Contact
Janine Gold
Head of International Sales and Distribution
Fandango Portobello Sales
London, Italy W11 4QR
Phone: +44 2076051396
sales@fandangoportobello.com

Technical Contact
Allessandra Angelucci
Rome, 00198
Phone: +39 06 852 18115
alessandra.angelucci@fandango.it

Press Contact
Claudia Tomassini
claudiatomassini & associates International Film Publicity
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 646 243 1751
claudia@claudiatomassini.com

Director
Ferzan Ozpetek
Phone: 00390685218155
raffaella.digiulio@fandango.it

Producer
Domenico Procacci
Fandango
Rome, 00198
Phone: +39 06 85218155
raffaella.digiulio@fandango.it

Sales Contact
Raffaella Di Giulio
Fandango Portobello
Rome, 00198
Phone: +39 0 6 852 181 55
raffaella.digiulio@fandango.it

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About the Director(s)
Ferzan Ozpetek arrived in Rome from Turkey in 1976 to study film history and worked as an assistant director for 15 years. He directed his first feature, Hamam, in 1996 and went on to direct another seven Italian films, including The Ignorant Fairies, Facing Windows, Sacred Heart, and A Perfect Day.

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