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The Trip to Italy

United Kingdom | 2014 | 107 minutes | Michael Winterbottom

The sequel to 2010’s largely improvised The Trip finds buddies Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon on a driving tour through the Italian countryside, musing on life while indulging in scenic and gastronomic delights.

May 30, 2014
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival  
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May 31, 2014
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival  
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Friday May 30 and Saturday May 31 screenings on STANDBY – Advance tickets not available

Planning your dream vacation? You could do a lot worse than following in the footsteps of British comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, who follow up their 2010 smash hit The Trip with the possibly even more delightful The Trip to Italy. They themselves are following, at least nominally, in the footsteps of the Romantic poets, as they eat and drink their way across Italy, bantering all the way. Zipping along in their Mini Cooper convertible (a tip of the hat to The Italian Job), they make their way from Piedmont, in the north of Italy, to Capri, in the south, with detours through the rolling hills of Tuscany, along the Amalfi Coast, and down the Italian Riviera. Punctuating the tours of sun-soaked vineyards and monuments to Byron and Shelley are long boozy lunches in outside gardens overlooking the sparkling sea, which in turn, are punctuated by another round of competitive Michael Caine impressions. What’s not to love?

Director Biography

Born in Blackburn, Lancashire, Michael Winterbottom earned a degree in English at Oxford before studying film at Bristol University. His first feature, Butterfly Kiss, was selected for competition at Berlin Film Festival in 1995. Winterbottom has had three films compete in the Cannes Film Festival and in 2006 won the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival for Best Directing for The Road to Guantanamo.

Sponsored by Delta Air Lines, E. & J. Gallo Winery

Director: Michael Winterbottom
Principal Cast: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Rosie Fellner, Claire Keelan, Marta Barrio
Country: United Kingdom, Italy
Year: 2014
Running Time: 107 minutes
Producer: Melissa Parmenter
Screenplay: Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan, Michael Winterbottom
Cinematographers: James Clarke
Editors: Mags Arnold, Paul Monaghan, Marc Richardson
Filmography: The Look of Love (2013); Everyday (2012); Trishna (2011); The Trip (2011); The Killer Inside Me (2010); A Mighty Heart (2007); The Road to Guantanamo (Doc, 2006); Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005); 9 Songs (2004); Code 46 (2003); In This World (2002); 24 Hour Party People (2002); The Claim (2000); Wonderland (1999); I Want You (1998); Welcome to Sarajevo (1997); Jude (1996); Go Now (1995); Butterfly Kiss (1995)
Language: English
Format: DCP
US Distributor: IFC Films
International Sales: Goalpost Film
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