"Mine Vaganti" Film Showing

  • 10/16/2013 | 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Location: Searles Science Building, Room 315
  • Event Type: Movie/Film

"Mine Vaganti" Film ShowingItalian 2203: Intermediate Italian Film Showing

Mine Vaganti (Loose Cannons) is a 2010 Italian comedy film directed by Ferzan Ozpetek. Loose Cannons was highly praised by film critics: the film premiered on 13 February 2010 at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival, and in the United States, at the Tribeca Film Festival on 28 April 2010, where it won the Special Jury Prize.

It is the story of Tommaso, the youngest son of the Cantones, a large, traditional southern Italian family operating a pasta-making business in Lecce since the 1960s. On a trip home from Rome, where he studies literature and lives with his boyfriend, Tommaso decides to tell his parents the truth about himself. But when he is finally ready to come out in front of the entire family, his older brother Antonio, who has been working at the factory for years, ruins his plans. Tommaso's paternal grandmother, who started the factory, who is known as the loose cannon of the family and who has a long kept secret of her own, may have her own say in what happens in the family.