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Sabaudia will host a Film Festival dedicated to Italian comedy

by Lorenzo Zanini

Sabaudia, a lovely and renowned seaside resort south of Rome, will host the third edition of the SabaudiaFilm.ComMedia Film Festival dedicated to Italian comedy, from July 8 to 15.

The jury chaired by director Paolo Genovese will award prizes for best comedy, best actor star, best actress star and best screenplay. The jurors will also award a prize dedicated to actress Monica Scattini, who passed away in 2015, and the Audience Award, which will be attributed, through a vote, to the movie most liked by spectators.

The week’s program will offer tourists and visitors showings and meetings dedicated to contemporary Italian comedy. Every night, in the square of the town, eight of the best comedies of last season will be screened: “Poor but Rich (Ricchi ma pveri)” by Fausto Brizzi, “Wife and Husband (Moglie e marito)” by Simone Godano, “The Cloth of Dreams (La stoffa dei sogni)” by Gianfranco Cabiddu, “Do not steal at the house of thieves (Non si ruba a casa dei ladri)” by Carlo Vanzina, “I Stop When I Want 2 (Smetto quando voglio 2)” by Sydney Sibilia, “Mum or Dad (Mamma o papà)” by Riccardo Milani and “The Summertime (L’ora legale)” by Ficarra and Picone.

Out of the competition the comedy “Leave me forever (Lasciami per sempre)” directed by Simona Izzo will be played on the final day.

During the week of the festival, “Sabaudia Film.Com Media” will program a series of films dedicated to a major social topic. This year, the topic chosen is work, a theme that inspired great directors. The selected titles are: “Modern Times” by Charlie Chapin, “We wantsex” by Nigel Cole, “All the Life in Front of You (Tutta la vita davanti)” by Paolo Virzì, “I Stop When I Want (Smetto quando voglio)” by Sidney Sibilia and Mario Monicelli’s “Romanzo popolare.”

Finally, a section of the festival will be devoted to the web and the new languages with projections of unpublished short films, small comedies, which were so successful last year, especially among younger spectators, always on the watch for new proposals .