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ITALY: LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT

Italy, 2011 (MIFF 2012, Documentaries)

Director: Gustav Hofer, Luca Ragazi

ITALY: LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT

You have to focus on the beautiful if you're going to live in Italy.

The lease on their apartment is up and Gustav Hofer and Luca Ragazzi (Suddenly, Last Winter) must decide whether to stay in Italy or leave. Having witnessed the exodus of many friends already, Gustav thinks it's time to go somewhere more progressive, such as Berlin. But Luca believes there are good reasons to stay in Italy, and sets out to convince Gustav of its mysterious allure and passionate people.

The pair give themselves six months to see if they can fall in love with their country again. In a Fiat 500, they embark on a road trip, seeking iconic Italian people and places, and discovering a country full of contradictions. Their droll, amusing exchanges and stunning camerawork make Italy: Love It or Leave It a memorable documentary about an ancient country on the precipice of significant change.

D/P/S Gustav Hofer, Luca Ragazi Dist Hi Gloss Entertainment L Italian, English w/English subtitles TD DCP/2011

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