My Big Gay Italian Wedding

2019 / 90' / Italy / In Italian with Chinese and English subtitles / Colour

★ A ridiculously fun love story — SWITCH
★ Winner of the Best Foreign Feature Award, Outflix Film Festival 2018.
★ Based on the beloved off-Broadway play of the same name, director Alessandro Genovesi brings all the magic, laughs, and romance from the stage to the screen.
★ Two Italian popular actors, Cristiano Caccamo x Salvatore Esposito.

Joy! Young Antonio is coming home, and he’s bringing along his blonde-haired fiancée! It’s shock and horror as Antonio instead introduces his family to Paolo, his very male spouse-to-be. In his profoundly Catholic, old-timey hilltop village hometown, will Antonio manage to pull off his dream wedding to Paolo? And more importantly, will his silver-bearded, town mayor father—and Paolo’s estranged mother—accept the union? Join the mayhem as the village prepares for its most controversial event yet. This classic meet-the-parents tale, set in the picturesque foothills of central Italy, is adapted from an early-2000s Off-Broadway play by Anthony J. Wilkinson.

Synopsis credit: HKIFF

Dir:Alessandro Genovesi
Cast : Cristiano Caccamo,Salvatore Esposito,Diego Abatantuono,Monica Guerritore

About the director
Alessandro Genovesi was born in Milan. He began his career on stage as an actor and later as a playwright and a director. After a period of training he successfully staged the comedy "Happy Family" at the theater in in 2007 and won several awards. In 2011, he made film debut The Worst Week of My Life, which was a box office success and led to a sequel. He is known for When Mom Is Away, My Big Gay Italian Wedding.