North American Premiere

Q&A with Francesca Archibugi on June 6

The hit French farce What’s in a Name?, released to great success in 2012, is transposed to Italy while retaining its crowd-pleasing core. David di Donatello Award winners Alessandro Gassman and Micaela Ramazzotti play Paolo and Simona, a glamorous couple with a child on the way. They invite another couple and a quirky musician friend to dinner, expecting a benignly pleasant evening, but things take a turn for the volatile when the issue of the child’s name is broached. Featuring acclaimed international actor and director (of the festival favorite Honey) Valeria Golino, An Italian Name is an uproariously un-PC variation on Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.