The Worst Week of My Life

[La peggior settimana della mia vita]

Country: Italy Year: 2011 Duration: 93 mins Language: Italian with English subtitles Genre Comedy Director: Alessandro Genovesi Cast: Fabio De Luigi, Cristiana Capotondi, Monica Guerritore Classification Exemption: 15+

Based on the British sitcom of the same name, The Worst Week of My Life was a huge box office success in Italy with audiences flocking to see this hilarious comedy.

Paolo (Fabio De Luigi, Love is in the Air IFF12), a 40-year-old advertising agent, and Margherita (Cristiana Capotondi, The Passion IFF11), a 30-year-old vet, are in love and looking forward to married life – despite the lack of enthusiasm from Margherita’s rich and eccentric parents.

Just seven days stand between Paolo and his marriage to the woman of his dreams, but this nightmarish week is one he will never forget. An escalating series of disasters including dead family pets, a comatose grandparent, catering nightmares and a psychotic ex-girlfriend all occur in the lead up to the big day.

Newcomer director Alessandro Genovesi’s uproarious film is a nod to Blake Edwards’ classic Peter Sellers’ comedies where everything that can go wrong… does. Packed with laughs for everyone – whether you have survived a wedding or not - the film’s added rivalry played out between Northern and Southern Italians is a hilarious bonus.

Australian Premiere
All non-English language films will screen in the festival with English subtitles.