The Guest

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    The Guest

    L’ospite

    Directed by

    Italy, Switzerland, France

    2018

    94 min

    • Italian

    Drama

    Guido thought he had an peaceful life, until, on a winter’s afternoon, an unexpected accident in bed sends his relationship with girlfriend Chiara into disarray. As they head to the pharmacy to buy the morning after pill, Guido suggests that she shouldn’t take it after all and Chiara has no choice but to confess her growing doubts about their relationship. This is the beginning of their crisis and Guido is forced to pack a bag and leave their flat – but where to now? Unable to be alone, he asks his parents and friends to put him up and so navigates the perilous waters of moving from one couch to the next, playing the unusual role of witness to their everyday lives and their various romantic entanglements.

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    Cast
    Daniele Parisi
    Silvia D'Amico
    Anna Bellato
    Thony
    Sergio Pierattini
    Milvia Marigliano
    Daniele Natali
    Guglielmo Favilla
    Screenplay
    Duccio Chiarini
    Roan Johnson
    Davide Lantieri
    Marco Pettenello
    Cinematography
    Baris Ozbicer
    Editing
    Roberto Di Tanna
    Music
    Tyler Ramsey
    Sales
    UDI - URBAN DISTRIBUTION INTERNATIONAL
    Production
    MOOD FILM

    Press

    Slowly morphs from a comedy into an affecting melodrama that charts the difficulties of a generation less interested in commitment, whether it be in relationships, jobs or, more generally, in life.

    Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter

    Duccio Chiarini has made an easy-to-watch tale about lost loves and new starts.

    Kaleem Aftab, Cineuropa

    Duccio Chiarini

    Duccio Chiarini

    Italy

    London Film School graduate Duccio Chiarini made several short films before he wrote and directed the documentary HIT THE ROAD, GRANNY, (HIT THE ROAD, NONNA) which premiered at Venice Days 2011. It was subsequently selected at many festivals, among which Thessaloniki, Krakow and Sofia.
    With his debut feature, SHORT SKIN, he participated in the Biennale College – Cinema. The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2014, where it received a Special Mention and was nominated for a Crystal Bear in Generation 14plus at the Berlinale in 2015. It was then selected at many other festivals including Rio de Janeiro, Seattle, Sofia and Vancouver.
    His latest film, THE GUEST (2018) played at the 2018 Locarno Festival in the Piazza Grande programme.

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