LIFF18 Like a Cat on a Highway

11th September, 2018 (M)
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  • Director Riccardo Milani
  • Cast Claudio Amendola, Paolo Cortellesi, Antonio Albanese, Sonia Bergamasco
  • Duration 98 min
  • Rating M
  • Language Italian with English subtitles
  • Genre Comedy
  • Participating Cinemas Chauvel Cinema, Palace Cinema Paradiso, Luna on SX, Palace Balwyn, Palace Barracks, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Central Sydney, Palace James St, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Electric Cinema, Palace Norton Street, Palace Nova Eastend, Palace Nova Prospect, Palace Verona, Palace Westgarth, The Kino

Synopsis

The winner of Best Comedy, Actress and Actor at the 2018 Nastri d’Argento Awards, Like a Cat on a Highway, is a hilarious tale of two parents who come from different worlds united by a single cause: to stop their 13-year-old children from dating each other!

Giovanni (Antonio Albanese, A Lonely Hero LIFF14) and Monica (Paola Cortellesi, The Last Will Be the Last LIFF16) live completely opposite lives. He is a wealthy idealist living in the centre of Rome, and is a prophet of social integration. Monica is a pragmatist and an ex-supermarket-checkout girl, living with the everyday social challenges in Rome’s suburbs. They would never have met if their children did not get together. But now, the two have a common goal: the relationship between their children, which has the life expectancy of a cat on a highway, must end!

The most popular local film in Italy last year – with over 1.5 million cinema admissions – this smash-hit comedy from the director of Do You See Me (LIFF15) takes you to unexpected places as Giovanni and Monica, through their newly formed friendship, start to see their worlds from a different point of view.

Please note that while the trailer above does not include subtitles, the film will be screened with English subtitles.

Awards

WINNER: Best Comedy, Best Actor in a Comedy, Best Actress in a Comedy, Nastri d’Argento Awards 2018

WINNER: Best Actor, Best Actress, Golden Ciak Awards 2018

NOMINATED: Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Italian Academy (David di Donatello) Awards 2018

Reviews

  • “A hilarious comedy by Riccardo Milani on the encounter-clash between two opposing social environments.” – Panorama

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