Parents in Progress

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Italy | 2019 | 85 minutes | Laura Chiossone

November 7, 2019

Cinema Italian Style

Single mother Simona strives to make her son Filippo's eighth birthday party perfect, but the bickering adults in the kitchen and an unexpected performance by Filippo upend all her plans.

Director Laura Chiossone scheduled to attend.


Join us after the film for our Opening Night Party at A/NT Gallery! Enjoy delicious bites from Tutta Bella and Big John's PFI, and spirited drinks from Santa Cristina.

FILM: SIFF Cinema Uptown
PARTY: A/NT Gallery at Seattle Center (305 Harrison St, Seattle)

Film Only:

  • Non-Members: $14
  • Members: $9

Film + Party:
Includes admission to the film, and entry to the Opening Night party at A/NT Gallery.

  • Non-Members: $25
  • Members: $20

Simona, a single mother, lives for her son Filippo. While organizing his eighth birthday party, she struggles to get every detail right, anxiously juggling the demands of all his friends and their occasionally disagreeable parents. But when the day of the party finally arrives, an unexpected performance by Filippo triggers a chain of events that upends all her plans.

  • Original Language Title: Genitori quasi perfetti
  • Director: Laura Chiossone
  • Principal Cast: Anna Foglietta, Paolo Calabresi, Lucia Mascino
  • Country: Italy
  • Year: 2019
  • Running Time: 85 minutes
  • Producer: Marco Cohen, Benedetto Habib, Fabrizio Donvito, Marco Malfi, Luca Lucini
  • Screenplay: Renata Ciaravino, Gabriele Scotti
  • Cinematographers: Manfredo Archinto
  • Music: Michele Braga
  • Language: Italian
  • Has Subtitles: Yes