LIFF18 My Big Gay Italian Wedding

11th September, 2018 (M)
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  • Director Alessandro Genovesi
  • Cast Diana Del Bufalo, Monica Guerritore, Dino Abbrescia, Cristiano Caccamo, Diego Abatantuono, Salvatore Esposito
  • Duration 89 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


Based on the hit off-Broadway play, it’s a merry comedy of matrimony as newly engaged Antonio brings his fiancé Paolo to his hometown to meet his headstrong parents. From the writer/director of Italian Film Festival hit What A Beautiful Surprise (LIFF15), it’s a quest to make a city founded on religious tradition understand that love is love.

Antonio and Paolo are finally getting married. They decide to celebrate in the stunning old Italian village where Antonio grew up. While Antonio’s mother immediately supports his intentions, her husband Roberto (Diego Abatantuono, Daddy’s Girl LIFF16), the town Mayor, is much more reluctant. Paolo, who has not spoken to his conservative mother in a long time, must get her to the wedding as a condition of the marriage. Throw in a couple of wacky roommates (including popular singer Diana del Bufalo) and the aisle to the altar is paved with hilarity, hijinks and lots of love!

Alessandro Genovesi’s lively comedy tackles social issues in a unique and unforgettable setting, and explores the obstacles that come with breaking traditions and gaining acceptance.

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


OFFICIAL SELECTION: Seattle International Film Festival 2018

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Opening Night, OUTshine Film Festival Miami 2018

NOMINATED: Best Supporting Actor, Golden Ciak Awards 2018


  • “A sentimental comedy that brings on screen a real love story...with lightness, naturalness and above all respect.” – Universal

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