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Just Believe
Comedy, Italian Style
Da non perdere perché è più che una commedia, e mostra che etica e morale possono esistere anche senza un Dio o una fede religiosa.

Italian star Edoardo Leo (Perfect Strangers LIFF16) co-writes and Venice Film Festival award-winner Alessandro Aronadio directs this standout comedy about the power of believing – in yourself! 

Just Believe follows Massimo Alberti (Leo), the owner of the “Miracolo Italiano” (The Italian Miracle), a bed and breakfast now reduced to a dilapidated building. Too few customers and too many taxes. One day, Massimo has an epiphany: in order to survive, he has to transform the B&B into a place of worship - where he will host tourists in exchange for a donation. After trying and failing to get into the more or less restricted circles of Catholicism, Judaism and Islam in a series of hilarious meetings, Massimo decides to create his own religion. 

Assisted by his accountant sister Adriana (Margherita Buy, Mia Madre LIFF15) and his ex-wife’s quasi-guru boyfriend Marco (Giuseppe Battiston, also in The Last Prosecco, Perfect Strangers LIFF16), “Selfism” is born. The first religion that puts the “I” at the centre of the universe, and of course absolves all taxes. Get ready to convert!

Best Actor in a Comedy, Best Original Story, Nastri d’Argento Awards 2018
Australian Premiere
Alessandro Aronadio
Edoardo Leo, Margherita Buy, Giuseppe Battiston, Massimiliano Bruno, Giulia Michelini
Comedy | Italy | 2018 | 100 min
Italian with English subtitles
Jokes that make you go from sardonic smile to full laughter…a funny and profound comedy.
Rolling Stone Italy
Alessandro Aronadio

Alessandro Aronadio

Born in Rome, Alessandro Aronadio’s 2010 debut feature One Life, Maybe Two was nominated for three awards at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale). In 2016 his second feature Ears premiered at the Venice Film Festival, where it won Best Film. Just Believe is his third feature.

Please note, while the trailer may not include subtitles, the film will be screened with English subtitles.