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2018 Naples International Film Festival


 
1

Are You Glad I'm Here

2018, PG-13, USA, Drama, English and Arabic, 84 minutes
  Florida Premiere
  Filmmakers in Attendance
  Juried Film

Director: Noor Gharzeddine
Producers: Noor Gharzeddine, Elie Deek
Writer: Samuel Anderson
Cast: Marwa Khalil, Tess Harrison

Are You Glad I'm Here is bilingual drama-comedy that follows Nadine, a resilient Lebanese housewife, and Kirsten, a quirky American girl. In a story of self-discovery and loyalty, the two women’s influence on one another as their friendship deepens — until, one night, they find themselves accidental partners-in-crime.

Friday, October 26, 8:30pm
Saturday, October 27, 5:45pm

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The Children Act

2018, R, UK, USA, Drama, English, 105 minutes

Director: : Richard Eyre
Producer: Duncan Kenworthy
Writer: Ian McEwan
Cast: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead

Fiona, a British High Court judge must rule on a life-changing legal case concerning the survival of a teenage boy. The boy, just shy of his 18th birthday, is refusing a life-saving blood transfusion — and she must decide whether to order the procedure.

Saturday, October 27, 1:45pm
Sunday, October 28, 6:20pm

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6

Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back)

2018, NR, UK, Black Comedy, English, 90 minutes
  U.S. Premiere

Director: Tom Edmunds
Producers: Nick Clark Windo, Daniel-Konrad Cooper
Writer: Tom Edmunds
Cast: Tom Wilkinson, Gethin Anthony, Christopher Eccleston, Aneurin Barnard, Freya Mavor, Nigel Lindsay

After his ninth unsuccessful suicide attempt, down-on-his-luck William outsources his suicide to Leslie, an aging assassin with a good heart but a shaky hand. After hiring Leslie for a guaranteed death within a week, William begins to reconsider … but Leslie has a quota to meet, and William isn’t getting off that easily.

Friday, October 26, 8:15pm
Saturday, October 27, 1:15pm

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1

The Drummer and the Keeper

2017, NR, Ireland, Drama, English, 94 minutes
  Florida Premiere
  Filmmakers in Attendance

Director: Nick Kelly
Producer: Kate McColgan
Writer: Nick Kelly
Cast: Dermot Murphy, Jacob McCarthy, Peter Coonan, Charlie Kelly, Adrian Hudson, Jane Herbert, Aoibhinn McGinnity, Annie Ryan

Gabriel, a chaotic young rock drummer, is desperate to hide his recent bipolar diagnosis from his increasingly exasperated band mates. Through a series of unexpected events, he is forced to bond with Christopher, an institutionalized 17-year-old with Asperger’s Syndrome, resulting in an unlikely friendship.

Opening Night Film

Thursday, October 25
6pm Red Carpet Walk, 7pm Film Presentation

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2

Dumped

2018, NR, France, Comedy, French, 95 minutes
  U.S. Premiere
  French with English Subtitles

Director: Éloïse Lang
Producers: Stéphanie Carreras, Philippe Pujo
Writer: Éloïse Lang
Cast: Miou-Miou, Camille Cottin, Camille Chamoux, Johan Heldenbergh

Free-spirited Rose and her uptight sister Alice agree on just one thing: they urgently need to cheer up their mother, who was recently left by their father. They take her to a resort for one week but, with a sexy bartender and cheap margaritas added to the mix, the fun starts to get out of hand.

Friday, October 26, 1:30pm
Saturday, October 27, 3:15pm

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6

The Elephant and the Butterfly

2018, NR, USA, Drama, French, 86 minutes 
  Florida Premiere
  French with English Subtitles

Director: Amélie Van Elmbt
Producers: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Delphine Tomson
Writers: Amélie Van Elmbt, Matthieu de Braconier
Cast: Lina Doillon, Thomas Blanchard

Antoine has just returned to his hometown and arrives at the door of his former lover and mother of his little girl, only to find that she is leaving on a business trip. But the babysitter is running late, and it suddenly falls to Antoine to take care of his daughter.

Saturday, October 27, 6:30pm

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6

The Etruscan Smile

2018, NR, Switzerland, USA, UK, Drama, English and Gaelic, 107 minutes
  Florida Premiere
  Filmmakers in Attendance
  Juried Film

Director: Mihal Brezis, Oded Binnun
Producer: Arthur Cohn
Writers: Michael McGowan, Michal Lali Kagan, Sarah Bellwood
Cast: Brian Cox, JJ Feild, Thora Birch, Rosanna Arquette

A rugged old Scotsman reluctantly leaves the isolation of his beloved Hebridean island to seek medical treatment in San Francisco. Moving in with his estranged son, Rory sees his life transformed through a newfound bond with his baby grandson.

Saturday, October 27, 7:45pm
Sunday, October 28, 11am

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6

Funny Story

2018, NR, USA, Comedy, English, 85 minutes

Director: Michael Gallagher
Producers: Michael Gallagher, Jana Winternitz, Michael Wormser
Writers: Michael Gallagher, Steve Greene
Cast: Matthew Glave, Emily Bett Rickards, Jana Winternitz, Nikki Limo, Lily Holleman, Jessica Diggins, Aschleigh Jensen, Daisye Tutor, Pete Gardner, Reginald VelJohnson

After years of being a neglectful father, a womanizing TV star decides to crash his estranged daughter’s vacation in California. When a young woman hitches a ride with him, the two bond in ways that set off a chain of events sure to ruin everyone in their path.

Friday, October 26, 8pm
Sunday, October 28, 2pm

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6

The Guilty

2018, NR, Denmark, Drama, Danish, 85 minutes
  Danish with English Subtitles

Director: Gustav Möller
Producer: Lina Flint
Writers: Gustav Möller, Emil Nygaard Albertsen
Cast: Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage Omar Shargawi, Johan Olsen

Emergency dispatcher and former police officer Asger Holm answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. When the call is suddenly disconnected, the search for the caller begins. Confined to the police station, Asger is forced to use others as his eyes and ears in the hunt for the missing woman.

Friday, October 26, 4:15pm
Saturday, October 27, 8:30pm

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6

The Independents

2018, NR, USA, Dramedy, English, 97 minutes
  East Coast Premiere
  Filmmakers in Attendance

Director: Greg Naughton
Producers: Greg Naughton, Dorrotya Mathe, Jonathan Burkhart
Writer: Greg Naughton
Cast: Rich Price, Brian Chartrand, Greg Naughton, Richard Kind

When three struggling solo artists collide at the same crossroads, they discover harmony for the first time. The three form a band tentatively named “RGB” and embark on a challenging journey across America for one last high-stakes shot at musical glory.

Friday, October 26, 6:05pm
Sunday, October 28, 11:15am

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6

The Interpreter

2018, NR, Slovakia, Drama, Slovakian, 114 minutes
  Florida Premiere
  German and Slovakian with English Subtitles

Director: Martin Šulík
Producers: Martin Šulík, Rudolf Biermann, Bruno Wagner
Writers: Marek Lescák, Martin Šulík
Cast: Peter Simonischek, Jiří Menzel, Zuzana Mauréry, Anna Rakovska, Eva Kramerová

80-year-old translator Ali Ungár sets out to Slovakia for revenge after coming across a former SS officer’s written account of what may have been his parents’ execution. Instead, he only meets the officer’s estranged son, Georg, who invites him on a trip through the country.

Friday, October 26, 1:45pm
Sunday, October 28, 3:50pm

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6

Miss Arizona

2018, NR, USA, Comedy, English, 94 minutes
  Florida Premiere
  Filmmakers in Attendance

Director: Autumn McAlpin
Producers: DeAnna Cooper, Autumn McAlpin
Writer: Autumn McAlpin
Cast: Johanna Braddy, Robyn Lively, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Shoniqua Shandai, Otmara Marrero, Missi Pyle, Steve Guttenberg, Kevin Heffernan, Willam, Ginger Minj

A former pageant queen embarks on an all-night adventure with four friends she meets at a women's shelter. The five women make their way through L.A.’s darkest streets and wildest drag club as they fight to survive, and in so doing, discover what they need most.

Saturday, October 27, 6:15pm
Sunday, October 28, 11:30am

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3

Old Boys

2018, NR, UK, Comedy, English, 95 minutes
  U.S. Premiere

Director: Toby MacDonald
Producer: Luke Morris
Writers: Freddy Syborn, Luke Ponte
Cast: Alex Lawther, Jonah Hauer-King, Pauline Etienne, Joshua McGuire, Denis Ménochet

In this school-set reworking of Cyrano de Bergerac, an awkward but imaginative student helps the handsome but spectacularly dim school hero pursue the fiery daughter of a visiting French teacher.

Friday, October 26, 3:45pm
Saturday, October 27, 11:05am

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4

Sashinka

2018, NR, Canada, Drama, French, 77 minutes
  East Coast Premiere
  Filmmakers in Attendance
  Juried Film
  French with English Subtitles

Director: Kristina Wagenbauer
Producer: Nellie Carrier
Writer: Kristina Wagenbauer
Cast: Carla Turcotte, Natalia Dontcheva, David Giguère, Emmanuel Schwartz, Eliane Préfontaine

Sasha's mother arrives on the young musician’s doorstep in a whirlwind, asking to sleep on her couch — the night before the most important concert of Sasha’s career. Sasha must find a way to survive the remaining hours before her big show, confronting both the volatile woman and a past she wanted to forget.

Friday, October 26, 11:30am
Sunday, October 28, 1:45pm

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6

Tucked

2018, NR, UK, Drama, English, 80 minutes
  Filmmakers in Attendance
  Juried Film

Director: Jamie Patterson
Producer: Finn Bruce
Writer: Jamie Patterson
Cast: Jordan Stephens, Derren Nesbitt, Steve Oram, April Pearson

When veteran drag queen Jackie Collins receives a cancer diagnosis with six weeks to live, all he wants to do is behave as if all is normal. But between a new friendship with a young queen and unfinished business with his estranged daughter, these may be the most eventful six weeks of his life.

Saturday, October 27, 8pm
Sunday, October 28, 1:40pm

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5

You & Me

2018, NR, USA, Romantic Comedy, English, 86 minutes
  East Coast Premiere
  Filmmakers in Attendance

Director: Alexander Baack
Producers: Alexander Baack, Hillary Baack, Peter Sestina
Writers: Hillary Baack, Alexander Baack
Cast: Hillary Baack, Paul Guyet, Brendan O'Malley, Sally Struthers

A funny and moving love story about a deaf woman who meets a recently-blinded man. You & Me is one of the first movies to feature disabled actors in both leading roles.

Friday, October 26, 5:45pm
Saturday, October 27, 8:25pm

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Films are not rated except where noted. These films are not intended for children unless indicated as Family Friendly.
All programming and dates are subject to change.

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