Cinema Italia: Perfect Strangers (2016)

Sunday, 4 June

Cinema Italia: Perfect Strangers (2016)

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PERFECT STRANGERS [PERFETTI SCONOSCIUTI] * Directed by Paolo Genovese * 96 min * In Italian with English subtitles * doors open at 20:30, film starts at 21:00. After the film, please engage and share comments, ideas, and inspiration with the host(s) of the evening!

BEFORE THE FILM * Selection of trailers of the 24 remakes made all over the world

We all have our secrets. The problem is, we keep them inside our smartphones. What happens if, during a dinner among friends, we let everybody listen to calls, read our messages, and so on?

Perfect Strangers is the film that has more remakes than any other in the entire history of cinema: from Spain (Perfectos desconocidos) to Greece (Τέλειοι ξένοι), from China, India until, recently, to Iceland (Villibráð). Why? Because it tells a truly universal story of our times: how our most intimate aspects of our lives changed forever because of the pervasiveness of smartphones in all aspects of our lives, including Romantic relationships, marriages (they may coincide or not), and -- of course -- sexual desires.

Beware: if you are in a happy, stable, relationship, you may want NOT to watch this!  

Date & Time: 

Sunday, 4 June, 2023 - 21:00


  • film


  • free
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