VenueWalter Reade Theater
Actors Raul Bova and Paolo Cortellesi in person!
Alice (Paolo Cortellesi) lives a phenomenally pampered life, surrounded by servants and every gadget imaginable. Then one day, her somewhat shady husband is killed in a car accident, and Alice learns the horrible truth: the family is completely broke, all the opulence based on dubious loans tinged with some underworld connections. Alice must find a way to support herself and her son, but she’s a bit lacking in the marketable skills department, until she discovers the wonderful world of escort services. Although still quite attractive, Alice needs some training in what seems to have become a highly-professionalized field in contemporary Italy. So she turns to Eva, a long-time pro, and soon she’s off to a new career…and and an Italy she barely knew existed. In the best tradition of Italian comedy, Escort in Love offers pointed political criticism inbetween its explosions of laughter.
This screening will be preceded by an Olympic clip from the Instituto Luce Archive:
New York – 08/1932
The Consul of Italy presents Italian athletes to the mayor of New York
(Giornale Luce B0121)