The Best Years (Gli Anni Più Belli)


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General Public:$18.00
ICC Members:$15.00
Student (Box Office Only):$15.00
Film Info
Original Title:Gli Anni Più Belli
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Program:Italian Film Festival
Virtual Cinema
Tags:Comedy Drama
Release Year:2020
Runtime:129 min
English subtitles
Website:Official Website
Print Source:ELLE DRIVER
Director:Gabriele Muccino
Producer:Marco Belardi
Cinematographer:Eloi Moli
Screenwriter:Gabriele Muccino
Paolo Costella
Editor:Claudio Di Mauro
Composer:Nicola Piovani
Principal Cast:Pierfrancesco Favino
Micaela Ramazzotti
Kim Rossi Stuart
Claudio Santamaria
Francesco Centorame
Andrea Pittorino
Matteo Del Buono
Alma Noce
Nicoletta Romanoff
Emma Marrone
Gennaro Apicella
Paola Sotgiu
Elisa Visari
Ilan Muccino
Titti Nuzzolese
Massimiliano Cardia.


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"With a star director, a powerful ensemble cast, a great location and a compelling if overstuffed story, The Best Years is a strong start to the 12th Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis/St. Paul (IFF). It’s deliciously watchable and will leave you wanting more Italian films." —Pamela Espeland, MinnPost

Italy, 1980. Three 16-year-old idealists, Paolo, Giulio and Riccardo, share everything like brothers. Along with them is Gemma, Paolo’s girlfriend, who quickly becomes a full part of their lives. But life catches up with them and the young friends embark on different paths. Paolo (Kim Rossi Stuart) graduates with a degree in literature, Giulio (PierfrancescoFavino) becomes a successful lawyer, and Riccardo (Claudio Santamaria) bounces from one job to the next, from failed actor to wannabe journalist. Gemma (Micaela Ramazzotti) leaves Rome for Naples where she struggles to make ends meet, only to return a few years later. As years go by, the four friends reconnect and lose touch over and over, while struggling with their hopes, disillusionments, successes, failures and the passage of time.



Gabriele Muccino (Rome, 1967) is an acclaimed director, writer and producer and one of the few Italian film directors who has been successful in creating a niche for himself in Hollywood where he has directed The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) and Seven Pounds (2008), two films with Will Smith. But international acclaim came years before his American experience with L'ultimo bacio (2001), one of the greatest box office successes in Italy of all time, that earned him Best Director and Best Screenplay at the Donatello awards as well as the Audience Award at the 2002 Sundance Festival, introducing Muccino's work to the United States. Muccino's next film was even more successful. Starring Monica Belluci, Ricordati di me (2003) won Best Director, Best Film and Best Screenplay at the Donatello Awards. IFF is thrilled to bring Gli anni più belli, his latest movie, to Minnesota.

A TAVOLA! A recipe curated for you to pair with this film
Enhance your cinematic experience by pairing this film with spaghettí alla carbonara, a delicious recipe exclusively curated by Romina Montanari, Food & Wine Manager, The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis / St. Paul.

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