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Ogni maledetto Natale

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Ogni maledetto Natale

Ogni maledetto Natale

original title:

OGNI MALEDETTO NATALE

cinematography:

set design:

costume design:

production:

Wildside, Rai Cinema, supported by MiBACT

country:

Italy

year:

2014

film run:

95'

format:

colour

release date:

27/11/2014

festival & awards:

Massimo and Giulia come from completely different paths of life.
But when they meet, it’s love at first sight. There is only one problem: the looming prospect of Christmas. They decide to visit their respective families and celebrate the holiday together, with tragicomic results. Will their love survive Christmas?

DIRECTOR'S NOTES:
Ogni maledetto Natale (‘every damn Christmas’) is a romantic comedy and a satire, written and directed with the kind of freedom we have when grappling with a bigger, wider issue. And when we completely flip it over. Christmas should be a time of harmony, peace, family cohesion; but here it’s an anthropological nightmare: it’s the source of all that unease from the time, a stressful holiday that tires people out since the dawn of time. […] So we got the greatest thing in the world, a young couple truly in love full of hope, and we pitted them against Christmas. This is the movie’s central question: can love survive Christmas?