ITALY: LOVE IT, OR LEAVE IT

Germany, Italy 2011 – Director: Gustav Hofer, Luca Ragazzi – Original language: Italian – Subtitles: English

Non mollare mai! Never give up! From this political standpoint, Gustav and Luca embark upon an investigation of the Italian soul. They are a homosexual Italian couple and have different opinions on their homeland. While one would prefer to leave immediately for Berlin, the other doesn’t want to abandon the land in which the lemon trees grow. So they set off on a search to find reasons why, despite the mafia, Berlusconi, sexism and piles off rubbish, it is still possible today in the home of Dolce Vita to lead a life worth living. An amusing, semi-documentary road movie with humorous collages, which affords us intimate insights into our favourite holiday destination and raises the ubiquitous questions of corruption and democracy - even in the middle of Europe. Teresa Zeckau

Writer: Gustav Hofer & Luca Ragazzi. Camera: Michele Paradisi. Sound: Silvia Moraes. Editing: Desideria Rayner. Music: Santi Pulvirenti. Production: hiq productions. Producer: xxx. Length: 75 min. International Sales: hiq productions Distribution: hiq productions