Italian Film Festival

L’ospite – The Guest

Info: Italy, 2018, 94 mins

Language: Italian with English subtitles

Director: Duccio Chiarini

Cast: Daniele Parisi, Silvia D'Amico, Anna Bellato


  • Tuesday January 8, 2019 - 6:30 pm

"Very enjoyable... The Guest is very perceptive about how the generation of people in their late 30s and early 40s are afraid of commitment, and even decision-making in general, something that of course frustrates the laws of all romantic stories." Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter

Guido (Daniele Parisi, Ears) is thrown into a midlife crisis when his longstanding girlfriend tells him she’s weighing moving to Canada – alone. A week of couch surfing with friends and family doesn’t exactly reaffirm his faith his relationships; it seems like everyone is on the verge of breaking up, cheating, or alternatively – like his parents – mired in cozy disgruntlement and recrimination. This very likeable comedy earns plentiful laughs with wry observation and engaging performances.