Loose Cannons (Mine Vaganti)
Saturday, Oct 22, 2011 7:15 PM
An Italian serio-comedy about Tomasso and Antonio Cantone who are the next generation set to take over their conservative family’s pasta-making company. But Tomasso, who lives in Rome with his partner Marco, has no interest in the business. He knows that his secret life will not go over well with his father and mother. So he decides to make a big announcement over dinner in the hopes of escaping quickly back to Rome. But Antonio has his own secrets, and when they come out before Tomasso can say anything, their father suffers a heart attack and Antonio ends up disowned. All of which leaves Tomasso stuck running the company while dad recovers. Tomasso tries to keep it together despite several crazy relatives, a merger with a rival pasta maker that throws him together with Alba who has her eye on him and a visit from his flamboyant friends. Will Tomasso ever get to come out and go home to Rome?
Dir. Ferzan Ozpetek, 2010, Italy, 108 min. in Italian with English subtitles