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When Mum Is Away... With The Family
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When Mum Is Away... With The Family

10 giorni con Babbo Natale

An entertaining Christmas-themed sequel to the 2019 Festival hit 10 Days Without Mamma, the misadventures of the Rovelli family are back in When Mum is Away...with the Family.

Carlo (Fabio De Luigi) and Giulia (Valentina Lodovini) are grappling with the division of their respective tasks within the family. Since Giulia has started working again, it is Carlo who takes care of the children and the household chores. Just as he decides to look for a job, Giulia reveals that she is up for a promotion that involves a move to Sweden. As if that weren’t enough, she will have to take the interview on Christmas Eve in Stockholm.

What should they do? Carlo comes up with a brilliant idea... Bring out the old campervan and drag the family on an adventurous journey to the North to spend Christmas together. But this road trip will not go as planned, as unexpected events along the way and a hilarious encounter with a self-styled Santa Claus (Diego Abatantuono) make the trip unforgettable.

A classic Italian comedy.
L'occhio del cineasta
Australian Premiere
2020 | 100 min | Comedy, Family | Italy | Italian with English subtitles
Alessandro Genovesi
Fabio De Luigi, Valentina Lodovini, Diego Abatantuono, Angelica Elli
Nastro d’Argento 2021, Best Actress in a Comedy (Valentina Lodovini)
Alessandro Genovesi

Director: Alessandro Genovesi

Born in Milan, actor/director Genovesi’s breakout came in 2007 with the play Happy Family, which he wrote and directed. He made his film directorial debut in 2011 with The Worst Week of My Life, which was a box-office hit and had a sequel in 2013. He has had further success with hit comedies Soap Opera (IFF15), My Big Gay Italian Wedding (IFF18) and 10 Days Without Mamma (IFF19).