THE GUEST

a feature film by Duccio Chiarini

LOGLINE
From one couch to the next, the misadventures of a man looking for love. Every couple is unhappy in their own way.

SYNOPSIS
Guido thought he had an uncomplicated life, until, on a winter’s afternoon, an unexpected accident sends his relationship with girlfriend Chiara into disarray. As they head to the pharmacy to buy the morning after pill, Guido suggests that she shouldn’t take it after all and Chiara has no choice but to confess her growing doubts about their relationship. This is the beginning of their crisis and Guido is forced to pack a bag and leave their flat – but where to now? Unable to be alone, he asks his parents and friends to put him up and so navigates the perilous waters of moving from one couch to the next, playing the unusual role of witness to their everyday lives and their various romantic entanglements.

 

DIRECTOR
Duccio Chiarini (Short Skin -Venice FF2014, BerlinFF2015)

STORY
Duccio Chiarini
Davide Lantieri
Marco Pettenello

SCREENPLAY
Duccio Chiarini
Roan Johnson
Davide Lantieri
Marco Pettenello

PRODUCTION
Mood Film (Italy)

IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH
Cineddoke (Switzerland)
House on Fire (France)

WITH
Rai Cinema (Italy)
RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera (Switzerland)

IN ASSOCIATION WITH
Relief (Italy)
Bravado Films (The Netherlands)

WITH THE SUPPORT OF
EURIMAGES
MIBACT National Production Fund (Italy)
MIBACT / CNC Co-development Fund (Italy/France)
LAZIO Regional Co-production Fund (Italy)
UFC Ufficio Federale della Cultura(Switzerland)
TORINOFILMLAB (Italy)

IN COLLABORATION WITH
WILDSIDE

PRODUCED BY
Tommaso Arrighi

CO-PRODUCED BY
Michela Pini
Vincent Wang
Fred Bellaiche

ASSOCIATED PRODUCERS
Valentina Avenia
Anita Voorham

PREMIERE
Locarno Festival (Switzerland, Locarno, 2018) – Piazza Grande

AWARDS
Locarno Festival (Switzerland, Locarno, 2018) – Best Film Independent Critic Award Boccalino d’Oro

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Annecy Cinéma Italien (France, Annecy, 2018)
Chicago International Film Festival (US, Chicago, 2018)
Festival du Film Italien de Villerupt (France, Villerupt, 2018)

AWARDS TO THE PROJECT
Premio Franco Solinas (Italy, Rome, 2011) – Screenplay Finalist

DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
Cinéfondation Le Residence (France, Paris, 2015)
TorinoFilmLab Frame Work (Italy, Turin, 2016) – Production Award

CO-PRODUCTION MARKETS
CineMart – Cinéfondation Selection (Holland, Rotterdam Film Festival, 2016)
Berlinale Co-Production Market (Germany, Berlin Film Festival, 2016)
Alliance for Development (Switzerland, Locarno Film Festival, 2016)
Gap Financing Market – Venice Production Bridge (Italy, Venice Film Festival 2017)

WORK IN PROGRESS
TorinoFilmLab Coming Soon (Italy, Turin, 2016)