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.
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