Cal Lutheran to screen Italian rom-com: Event at Muvico concludes International Film Festival

California Lutheran University will present a free screening of an Italian romantic comedy at Muvico Thousand Oaks 14 to conclude its 2015-2016 International Film Festival.

 

The 2013 film “The Mafia Kills Only in Summer (La mafia uccide solo d’estate)” will be shown in Italian with English subtitles at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13.

 

Inspired by real events, the black comedy details the influence of the Sicilian Mafia on Italian citizens from the 1970s to 1990s.

 

Popular TV host and political comedian Pierfrancesco Diliberto directed, co-wrote, narrates and stars in this subversive, irreverent feature about Arturo, a young boy whose obsession with the Mafia’s casual presence in his city surpasses even his passion for Flora, the beautiful schoolmate who remains his main love interest until adulthood.

 

Diliberto, better known as Pif, uses Arturo’s unrequited love story as the vehicle to narrate the most tragic events in Italy’s recent history, starting with the Cosa Nostra’s criminal actions in Sicily in the ‘70s, which soon spread through the country.

 

In his comic, feature-film debut, Diliberto plays the adult Arturo, a virginal klutz whose lifelong brushes with mob misbehavior parallel his ceaseless yearning for the beautiful Flora played by Cristiana Capotondi.

 

The film won the 2014 European Film Award for Best European Comedy.

 

The theater is located at 166 W. Hillcrest Drive. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

 

Cal Lutheran’s Department of Languages and Cultures is sponsoring the festival. For more information, contact Sheridan Wigginton at [email protected] or (805) 493-3358.

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