Loose Cannons

North American Premiere

Italy | 110 MINUTES | Italian |


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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Directed by Ferzan Ozpetek and Ferzan Ozpetek

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.
Director of Photography
Maurizio Calvesi
Patrizio Marone
Domenico Procacci
Production Designer
Andrea Crisanti
Ferzan Ozpetek
Ferzan Ozpetek, Ivan Cotroneo
Pasquale Catalano
Primary Cast
Riccardo Scamarcio, Nicole Grimaudo, Alessandro Preziosi, Ennio Fantastichini, Lunetta Savino, Elena Sofia Ricci


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