Ordinary Happiness (Momenti di trascurabile felicità)


Vogue Theatre Sun, Nov 24, 2019 7:30 PM
Film Info
Running Time:93 min.
Language:Italian with English subtitles
Director:Daniele Luchetti
Producer:IBC Movie
Rai Cinema
with the support of Sicilia Film Commission
Screenwriter:Daniele Luchetti
Francesco Piccolo
from the novels "Momenti di trascurabile felicità" and "Momenti di trascurabile infelicità" by Franc
Cinematographer:Matteo Tommaso Fiorilli
Editor:Claudio Di Mauro
Music:Franco Piersanti
Cast:Pierfrancesco Diliberto aka Pif
Renato Carpentieri
Federica Victoria Caiozzo aka Thony
Francesco Giammanco
Angelica Alleruzzo
Vincenzo Ferrera
Franz Cantalupo
Manfredi Pannizzo


One morning Paolo hops on his scooter off to work. For his daily bravado he crosses an intersection with the red lights on, gets hit by a truck and dies. What if, for a miscalculation in Paradise, you got an extra hour and a half to live after death trying to achieve what really counts in life, enjoying the people you love most: your partner, your children, and your friends? How do you cram life’s small moments of happiness—parenting, marital bliss, sex, and soccer—into an hour and half?

Co-presented by California Film Institute, CIAO - Coalition of Italian American Organizations, and SFIAC - San Francisco Italian Athletic Club.

Additional Information

Director and screenwriter Daniele Luchetti (Rome, 25 July 1960) studied Literature and History of Art and attended the Gaumont film school in Rome. He made his debut with Domani accadrà (1988): with this film, he won the David di Donatello for Best Debut Director, and received the Caméra d'or Mention at the Cannes Film Festival. After La settimana della sfinge (1990), Luchetti directed Il portaborse (1991), screened at the Cannes Film Festival and winner of the David di Donatello Award for Best Screenplay, Best Producer, Best Performer and Best Supporting Actress. His La scuola (1995) was awarded the David di Donatello for the Best Film. He collaborated with other authors in the collective film Another world is possible (2001), followed by the comedy Dillo con parole mie (2003). In 2007, Mio fratello è figlio unico (David di Donatello and Nastro d'Argento for the Best Screenplay) inspired by the novel by Antonio Pennacchi Il fascio comunista, and in 2010 La nostra vita (David di Donatello for the Best Director) both featured in the official selection at Cannes. Then Anni felici (2013), and in 2015, the TV series on the Pope, Chiamatemi Francesco, followed by Io sono Tempesta (2018) and Ordinary Happiness (2019).