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Cineclub at the Institute: Screening of "The Complexity of Happiness" by Gianni Zanasi



Cineclub at the Institute: Screening of

Cineclub at the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 at 6pm

Italian Cultural Institute - 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450



 Screening of "The Complexity of Happiness" (La felicità è un sistema complesso, 2015, 117 minutes)

Directed by Gianni Zanasi, featuring Valerio Mastandrea, Hadas Yaron, Giuseppe Battiston, Filippo De Carli

Introduced by: Professor Chiara Fabbian, University of Chicago

A discussion will follow the screening.

Enrico Giusti (Valerio Mastandrea) has a unique yet incredibly useful occupation and he’s brilliant at it. His job consists of approaching incompetent senior executives who are running their businesses to the ground, and, after he befriends them, he uses his influence to convince them to leave in order to appoint new CEOs that successfully turn the companies around, thereby avoiding bankruptcy and the loss of thousands of jobs.

But when a famous husband-and-wife entrepreneurial team die in a tragic car accident, everything changes. Enrico is suddenly charged with the task of preventing the two teenage heirs from taking the helm of an industrial group of national importance. It should be the easiest case, the culmination of his brilliant career, but things soon become difficult as the orphans make him question his choices. The unexpected arrival of his younger brother’s foreign girlfriend (Hadas Yaron) complicates things even further.

The film received two nominations at the David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actor and Best Song.

In Italian with English subtitles

Free and open to the public.



Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020

Time: From 6:00 pm To 8:30 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura - Chicago

Entrance : Free


Istituto Italiano di Cultura