If Life Gives You Lemons (with short Magic Alps)
November 10, 2018
Small town teen Antonio dreams of playing soccer, but his mother's illness forces him to grow up fast in this intimate and bittersweet coming-of-age story.
In his first feature film, director Ciro D'Emilio creates a deeply personal and intimate view of Southern Italian life and the complex dynamics between a son and his mother. Seventeen year-old Antonio has a dream: to play professional soccer. When a talent scout comes looking for new recruits to take to the Parma team's Primavera, Antonio's relationship with his mother is tested, and the future he's dreamed of comes at a high cost.
This film will be proceeded by the following short film with filmmakers Andrea Brusa, Marco Scotuzzi, and Andrea Italia in attendance
d. Andrea Brusa | Italy | 15 min | 2018
An Afghan refugee arrives in Italy with his goat and seeks political asylum for both of them.
- Original Language Title: Un giorno all’improvviso
- Director: Ciro DeEmilio
- Principal Cast: Anna Foglietta, Giampiero De Concilio, Massimo de Matteo, Lorenzo Sarcinelli
- Country: Italy
- Year: 2018
- Running Time: 90 minutes
- Producer: Andrea Calbucci, Maurizio Piazza
- Screenplay: Cosimo Calamini, Ciro D'Emilio
- Cinematographers: Salvatore Landi
- Language: Italian
- Has Subtitles: Yes