March 18 – 29
At Tower City
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Run Time: 102 minutes
A charming Italian comedy with an unexpected twist, THE PERFECT LIFE follows the love triangle of two contradictory doctors with a shared past and the woman they fight over. Luca is a down-to-earth humanitarian physician who left Italy nine years earlier to start a small hospital in a remote Kenyan village. Without proper funding or staffing, he has learned to do without and has adjusted to a more basic way of life. Mario, a rich and successful surgeon, is a long-time acquaintance of Luca's, as is Mario's beautiful and spoiled wife Ginevra. When Mario unwillingly travels to Kenya to aid Luca at his hospital, he is thrust into an unknown world and struggles to overcome culture shock after culture shock. Just as the two doctors begin to resolve their issues and see eye to eye, Ginevra shows up to stir the pot. Through flashbacks the history of these three is revealed, along with the many secrets each is keeping from the others. With a tremendously charismatic cast and amusing script, this story is sure to both captivate and surprise you. (In Italian with subtitles) – M.M.
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
François Cluzet, Omar Sy
Lucio Pellegrini was born in Asti, Italy and formerly worked in television with companies such as MTV, RAI, and Mediaset until he made his feature debut "Let's Mambo!" (1999). Since then he has become an award-winning director of Italian comedies and documentaries.
"Let's Mambo!" (1999), "Tandem" (2000), "Now or Never" (2006), "Unlikely Revolutionaries" (2010), THE PERFECT LIFE (2011)