Dir. Veronica Pivetti / Italy / 2015 / 104min
With Andrea Amato, Pia Engleberth, Corrado Invernizzi, Veronica Pivetti, Carolina Pavone, Francesco De Miranda, Riccardo Alemanni, Filippo Dini
UK Distribution | TLA
16 year old Rocco's two aims in life are to get laid and to see his favourite pop star in concert with his best friends, sassy and tomboyish Maria and nerdy and quiet Mauri. When a bullying incident at school forces Rocco to come out to his divorced middle-class parents their liberal leanings are severely tested. Luckily his two friends stand by him and join him in running away from home (in his parents stolen car) to see their favourite singer in concert, followed hot on their heels by his neurotic mother and eccentric gran to hilarious effect.
Starting off as a straight up family drama, Veronica Pivetti's debut feature quickly morphs into an uproarious comedy dealing with the agony of coming out, young love and teenage obsessions. She makes great use of her wonderful ensemble cast which includes some truly kooky supporting characters leading to feel-good ending.
Followed by a Q&A with director Veronica Pivetti
Presented in partnership with CinemaItaliaUK.