Ferzan Ozpetek’s charming and bittersweet comedy about not one but two sons who need to come out to the parents. “Lock up your daughters,” the dad tells everyone,”my sons friends are in town!” Stars Riccardo Scamarcio.
As if sexuality isn’t awkward enough for teenagers, Edoardo’s embarrassing medical condition makes normal relationships with girls seem hopeless. Director Duccio Chiarini has crafted a coming of age story like no other, using phimosis, a congenital deformity of the penis as the teen’s barrier to happiness in one very life changing summer vacation.
“What is this? Work, or vacation?”, Mimmo asks when his wife seems to have trouble finding her way back home after their summer holiday. Maybe we should all live like Rosalba, and make our lives a little more like a vacation.