The Unlikely Prince

[Il principe abusivo]

Country: Italy Year: 2013 Duration: 97 mins Language: Italian with English subtitles Genre Comedy Director: Alessandro Siani Cast: Alessandro Siani, Sarah Felberbaum, Serena Autieri, Christian De Sica, Alan Cappelli Goetz Classification Exemption: 15+

Antonio (Alessandro Siani, Welcome to the South, Welcome to the North), is a penniless volunteer who works as a guinea pig for testing of pharmaceutical companies. When he finds himself in the presence of Letizia (Sarah Felberbaum, Viva l’Italia IFF13), a beautiful but spoiled princess in search of popularity, he quickly falls head over heels in love with her.

But in a world in which the prejudices of the rich towards the poor are rooted and difficult to eradicate, the only way for Antonio to have a chance is to follow the advice of the court chamberlain Anastasio (Christian De Sica, The Tourist).

Antonio is willing to do whatever it takes to get his prize. However, when Anastasio falls in love greengrocer with Jessica (Serena Autieri), the roles of mentor and mentee are turned upside down with hilarious and unpredictable outcomes!

Australian Premiere
2013 David di Donatello - David the Youth Award (nominated)
All non-English language films will screen in the festival with English subtitles.