Friends By Chance

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Directed by Francesco Bruni
2017
Italy
106 minutes
18+
In this charming and unusual buddy comedy, a 22-year-old slacker and 85-year-old poet somehow form an unlikely connection.

Alessandro (rising star Andrea Carpenzano) hangs out with his equally aimless friends and torments his father with his lack of ambition. At the same time, he is involved in a secret affair with the mother of one of his best friends. Giorgio (Giuliano Montaldo) is a 'forgotten poet' with Alzheimer’s disease who lives alone in a flat with very little company. Alessandro reluctantly takes on the paid job of accompanying Giorgio on his afternoon strolls, and though the two could not be more different, gradually they form a bond. And when Giorgio’s fading memory delivers up a long-lost treasure, adventure beckons for the odd couple. A funny and gentle film, Friends By Chance is a lovely depiction of an inter-generational friendship.

A particularly heartfelt piece that mixes autobiographical elements and novel-esque invention…with endearment and polite humour. The encounter/clash between two worlds and generations so far apart gives rise to plenty of comedy and irony. – Vittoria Scarpa, Cineeuropa

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Friends By Chance

Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
Sat 9 June
4pm—5:46pm
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Friends By Chance

Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
Thu 14 June
6:15pm—8:01pm
Past Event Cancel
Year
2017
Classification
18+
Country
Italy
Language
In Italian with English subtitles
Director
Francesco Bruni
Producer
Beppe Caschetto
Cast
Giuliano Montaldo, Andrea Carpenzano, Arturo Bruni
Screenwriter
Francesco Bruni
Cinematographer
Arnaldo Catinari
Company Credits
World Sales: Rai Com
Original Title
Tutto Quello Che Vuoi
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