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Perfect Strangers

International Narrative Competition

International Premiere

Italy | 96 MINUTES | Italian | English subtitles


Comedy, Female Screenwriter(s)

Paolo Genovese’s new film brings us a bitter ensemble with an impressive cast that poses the question: How well do we really know those close to us? During a dinner party, seven friends decide to play a dangerous game. Each attendee places their cell phone on the table and agrees to make all texts and calls public in an attempt to prove that they have nothing to hide. What at first seems like a playful distraction between friends quickly turns into something much more toxic as the messages begin to reveal how little they may know about the partners and acquaintances surrounding them. Through its brilliant scripting and cast, including Alba Rorhwacher, Marco Giallini, and other Italian favorites, Perfect Strangers effortlessly transitions from tender comedy to piercing drama without taking away from the dialogue’s grounding sense of honesty. Throughout, Genovese provides an undeniably modern take on a classic story, examining the ways performance comes to define our public lives.

—Frederic Boyer


Directed by Paolo Genovese

Paolo Genovese was born on August 20, 1966 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is a director and writer, known for Tutta colpa di Freud (2014), Una famiglia perfetta (2012), and Immaturi (2011).

Paolo Genovese
Filippo Bologna, Paolo Costella, Paolo Genovese, Paola Mammini, Rolando Ravello
Medusa Film
Consuelo Catucci
Fabrizio Lucci
Executive Producer
Marco Belardi (Lotus Production)
Maurizio Filardo
Marco Giallini, Kasia Smutniak , Valerio Mastandrea, Anna Foglietta, Edoardo Leo, Alba Rohrwacher, Giuseppe Battiston


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International Sales Contact
Gaetano Maiorino
True Colours Glorious Films
Rome, 00195
Phone: +39 063 735 2334