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Italy | 2018 | 94 minutes | Duccio Chiarini

November 8, 2018

Cinema Italian Style 2018: Opening Night Party

Short Skin director Duccio Chiarini returns with the misadventures of Guido, a middle-aged man dumped by his girlfriend, forcing him to seek refuge on the various couches of family and friends.

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Cinema Italian Style 2018: Opening Night Party

Come celebrate the opening of Cinema Italian Style 2018 by sipping some wine and indulging in delectable bites before the screening of The Guest.

Duccio Chiarini's (Short Skin) second feature, is the story of near-40 Guido (Daniele Parisi), a doltish academic perpetually writing a book on Italo Calvino, who loses his girlfriend and winds up sleeping on friends and parents' couches where he witnesses the fragility of other relationships. The Guest charmingly tackles the complexity of intimacy and how pain can bring about a chance for new beginnings.

  • Original Language Title: L'Ospite
  • Director: Duccio Chiarini
  • Principal Cast: Daniele Parisi, Silvia D'Amico, Anna Bellato, Thony, Sergio Pierattini, Milvia Marigliano, Daniele Natali, Guglielmo Favilla
  • Country: Italy, France, Switzerland
  • Year: 2018
  • Running Time: 94 minutes
  • Producer: Tommaso Arrighi
  • Screenplay: Roan Johnson, Duccio Chiarini, Davide Lantieri, Marco Pettenello
  • Cinematographers: Baris Özbiçer
  • Language: Italian
  • Has Subtitles: Yes