6 July 2016 | Mozjoukine
Nice example of Italian Popular film.
This one seems to be tapping into a market that we didn't know was out there, though WELCOME TO THE SCHTICKS should have given us a hint - the subtitled fun family movie.
It avoids most of the pitfalls of it's predictable plot - stern atheist surgeon Marco Giallini thinks his son's coming out will be the chance for him to prove liberal credentials but instead finds the boy has been recruited to the priesthood by father Alessandro Gassman. Merry japes ensue. The characters go beyond the farcical to become involving.
Strong leads and nicely judged handling by the first time director's team.