Q&A with Davide Gentile

Davide Gentile’s debut feature is a surprising and original coming-of-age story in which the mysteries of youth and the oneiric power of cinema intermingle to paint a young man’s inner journey. Thirteen-year-old Walter (Tiziano Menichelli) is off from school for the summer and is mourning the recent death of his father; idly wandering the Roman coast, he becomes transfixed by a seemingly abandoned villa and its grand swimming pool. But it turns out this fascinating villa isn’t so vacant after all, and an utterly dreamy adventure ensues. Also starring Claudio Santamaria, Virginia Raffaele, and Edoardo Pesce.

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