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  Into Paradiso



Alfonso is a Neapolitan scientist, timid and clumsy, who has just lost his job. Gayan is a charming but penniless ex-cricket champion from Sri Lanka who just arrived in Naples and is convinced of having found Paradise. Alfonso spent his entire life studying cell migration and watching soap operas with his mother. Gayan has traveled, and has known fame, glory and fortune. What do these two men have in common with each other? How is it possible that two people so diverse meet and their respective lives become permanently tied with one another? In multi-ethnic Naples, Alfono and Gayan’s destinies cross and they must share a shanty illegally erected on a building roof in the heart of the Sri Lankan quarter of the city.  Due to a tragicomic misunderstanding, Alfonso is forced to hide from a criminal group and Gayan becomes at first a hostage and then his only ally. Amidst this bizarre situation a special friendship grows, a bond that will give them the courage to face their destinies and change them forever.

Special appearance by director Paola Randi, who will hold a Q&A session after the film.

Director: Paola Randi
Cast: Gianfelice Imparato, Peppe Servillo, Saman Anthony, Eloma Ran Janz, Gianni Ferreri, Diego Sepe
Year: 2010
Length: 104 min.
Genre: Comedy
Awards: 6 nominations
  •Nominated Best New Director (Paola Randi), Best Music, Best Production Design, Best Visual Effects: David Donatello; Best Producer: Nastri d'Argento della SNGCI; Controcampo Italiano Prize (Paola Randi): Venice Film Festival
Showtimes: April 20, 8 p.m.
Into Paradiso Into Paradiso Paola Randi
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