My Big Gay Italian Wedding
Directed by ALESSANDRO GENOVESI
In this merry romantic comedy, tall drink of water Antonio and his cuddly bear of a boyfriend Paolo happily cohabitate in Berlin and are finally taking the plunge. They decide to celebrate in the small village in Italy where Antonio grew up. Though his mother is immediately supportive, her husband Roberto, the town Mayor, is much more reluctant. Paolo, who is estranged from his conservative mother, must also get her to the nuptials as a condition of Antonio’s mom attending and paying for the whole shebang – a lavish ceremony dreamed up by Italy’s most renowned wedding planner. Then there’s the problem of Antonio’s female stalker who insists that she, not Paolo, is his one true love. Throw in a couple of wacky roommates and the aisle to the altar is paved with hilarity, hijinks and lots of love in this warm-hearted commedia d’amore.