Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Welcome to the North - directed by Luca Miniero (2012, 106 min)
The quirky postal workers of "Welcome to the South" reverse direction, arriving with more quirk yet less zing in helmer Luca Miniero's follow-up, "Welcome to the North."
Following his eye-opening experience in the south, Alberto (Claudio Bisio) returns home to Milan with a promotion. Buddy Mattia (Alessandro Siani), from the laidback post office in Campania, gets transferred to Milan just when a new worker-efficiency system is introduced that makes everyone rebel. Mattia proves to wife Maria (Valentina Lodovini, playing the only character rather than caricature) that he's got gumption, and Alberto convinces wife Silvia (Angela Finocchiaro) that he's not all business. Skewering north/south stereotypes still gets honest chuckles, but half-hearted slapstick struggles for laughs. Visuals are upbeat though unremarkable.
Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Hours: 6:00 p.m.
Site: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N Michigan Ave Suite 1450
Organized by: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago
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