Italian Film Festival

IFF Opening Gala: L’uomo che comprò la luna – The Man Who Bought The Moon

Info: Italy, 2018, 104 min

Language: Italian with English subtitles

Director: Paolo Zucca

Cast: Jacopo Cullin, Stefano Fresi, Francesco Pannofino, Benito Urgu, Lazar Ristovski, Angela Molina


  • Friday January 4, 2019 - 6:00 pm

Our Opening Gala starts with a reception featuring live music, food prepared by our catering, and wine. Doors open at 6:00 pm, the movie starts at 7:00 pm.

Tickets are $40 and include a glass of wine.

Combine your Gala ticket with the 9:00 pm screening of Bozzetto's Allegro Non Troppo, for just $45.

Alarmed to learn that an unidentified Sardinian has legal title to the moon, the authorities dispatch an undercover agent to investigate. But first, the recruit must be schooled in Sardinian lore so that he pass muster with the locals… This whimsical, visually sophisticated comedy from Paolo Zucca (L’arbitro) serves up a joyous blend of droll slapstick, deft physical comedy, and absurdism and still contrives to make us care about the fate of a man, the woman he loves, and the planet they share.