Q&A with Monica Dugo

Actress Monica Dugo makes her directorial feature debut in this tragicomic chronicle of a family’s dissolution. Dugo stars as Lisa, who lives in the historic center of Rome with her husband, Daniele (Angelo Libri), and their two children (Romana Maggiora Vergano and Francesco Gheghi); this ostensibly perfect family unit is thrown into upheaval when Daniele abruptly empties his side of his and Lisa’s wardrobe and leaves them, and Lisa copes with the emotional devastation by climbing into the wardrobe and refusing to come out. The children struggle to make sense of this very strange new normal and Lisa confronts past and future alike from within her cramped new quarters, as Dugo depicts the curious ways in which life manages to go on.

We’re excited to introduce a dinner and a movie combo with our Italian programming this June, including Like Turtles. For $30, receive one ticket to Like Turtles and a select menu item at Café Paradiso, located in FLC’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. Learn more here.