Italian Film Festival

Partly Cloudy with Sunny Spells

Info: Marco Pontecorvo, Italy, 2015, 100 mins, DCP

Language: In Italian with English subtitles

Director: Luca Zingaretti

Cast: John Turturro, Carolina Crescentini, Pasquale Petrolo, Lorenza Indovina, Paola Lavini, Luca Zingaretti


  • Wednesday January 13, 2016 - 6:30 pm

In a small tranquil town of the Marche region, two friends Ermanno (Pasquale Petrolo, aka Lillo) and Giacomo (Luca Zingaretti) find signs of oil in the courtyard of their furniture cooperative which is on the brink of bankruptcy. They are overcome with excitement at the prospect of all that the oil can bring them and the town. Harnessing the help of oil baron Lombelli (John Turturro), they set out to capitalise on the discovery. However, it’s not as easy as it seems, and not everyone sees the oil as a good thing. As the drilling proceeds, turmoil ensues as opposing opinions divide friendships, marriages and the town. As they fumble their way through managing this incredible discovery and its ramifications, Ermanno and Giacomo learn that nothing in this life should be taken for granted, especially not the ones you love.

This small town satire is a warm-hearted comedy with a sure feel for contemporary Italy.