Only Good Things (first feature)

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original title:

Solo cose belle

directed by:


Idamaria Recati, Erica Zambelli, Patrizia Bollini, Caterina Gramaglia, Aaron T. Maccarthy, Barbara Abbondanza, Federica Pocaterra, Giorgio Borghetti, Luigi Navarra, Marco Brambini, Carlo Maria Rossi, Marco Berta, Francesco Fabbri, Riccardo Trentadue


set design:

Gianfranco Boattini

costume design:


Bevano Est

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"Only Good Things" is the story of Benedetta, a popular sixteen-year-old girl, as she meets a bizarre family home that's just moved into her small town of Rimini. The family home - noisy and overwhelming - has a father and a mother, a newly arrived asylum seeker, a former prostitute with a young daughter, a very young prisoner, two guys with severe disabilities and a natural child. Benedetta, the mayor's daughter, is forced to confront her social role that - as she will find – she does not like, and to an ideal of perfection, even an aesthetic, that actually makes her unhappy. She leads us - through her love affair with Kevin, one of the guys in the house - into a world on the margins, where everyone seems "wrong" or "bad", but in reality is just human. And then the entire town, which is passionately preparing for the upcoming municipal elections, gets involved. Upset by this meeting and between moments of humor and drama, dancing, laughter, tears, paper boats, local cuisine and evictions, everything culminates in a single difficult night where everything unravels and seems lost. In reality, beyond the choices of individuals, nothing will ever be the same again.