Gabriele Muccino

  • Gabriele Muccino – A casa tutti bene AKA There Is No Place Like Home (2018)

    Gabriele Muccino2011-2020ComedyDramaItaly
    A casa tutti bene (2018)
    A casa tutti bene (2018)

    A big family that like any other one includes relatives that see each other often and others that rarely meet, reunite to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of grandma Alba and grandpa Pietro in a big Villa, on the island they moved to. Because of weather conditions they all remain stranded on the island and the idyll between them seems to be over.Read More »

  • Gabriele Muccino – L’estate addosso AKA Summertime (2016)

    2011-2020DramaGabriele MuccinoItalyQueer Cinema(s)

    Gabriele Muccino is an Italian filmmaker (“The Last Kiss,” “Ecco Fatto”) who had a high-profile moment of going Hollywood. He was handed the plum of directing two Will Smith vehicles in a row, “The Pursuit of Happyness” (2006) and “Seven Pounds” (2007), and he was able to bring his earthy intelligence and humanity to at least one of them. (The less said about “Seven Pounds” the better.) One way to talk about Muccino’s new film, “Summertime,” which premiered tonight at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, is to say that he is once again an “Italian filmmaker.” But that wouldn’t be quite accurate. “Summertime” is more like an American film embedded in an Italian one.Read More »

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