Italian Film Festival

An Italian Name

Info: Archibugi, Italy, 2015, 95 mins, DCP

Language: In Italian with English subtitles

Director: Francesca Archibugi

Cast: Alessandro Gassman, Michaela Ramazzotti, Valeria Golino, Luigi Lo Cascio, Rocco Papaleo.


  • Saturday January 9, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Monday January 11, 2016 - 1:00 pm

The hit French farce What’s in a Name?, released to great success in 2012, is transposed to Italy while retaining its crowd-pleasing core. David di Donatello Award winners Alessandro Gassman and Micaela Ramazzotti play Paolo and Simona, a glamorous couple with a child on the way. They invite another couple and a quirky musician friend to dinner, expecting a benignly pleasant evening, but things take a turn for the volatile when the issue of the child’s name is broached. Featuring acclaimed international actor and director Valeria Golino, An Italian Name is an uproariously un-PC variation on Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.