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NARRATIVE FEATURE | 110 MIN | 2010

LOOSE CANNONS

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
Press Contacts

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

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

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

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

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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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