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Do You See Me - Film Review (Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2015)

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A 160 minute long comedy Do You See Me stars Paola Cortellesi and Raoul Bova and will be screening at the Lavazza Italian Film Festival (15/09/2015 - 21/10/2015) in all participating states. Paola Cortellesi was nominated for best actress a couple of times at the Nastro d'Argento and the David di Donatello Awards this year and it's not hard to see why. Actor Raoul Bova is also very convincing in his role as a rather hot homosexual desired by both sexes.


Serena is a gifted child. You might even call her a genius. All her life all she wanted to do was build houses. She graduates to become an architect with heart who is not only talented but passionate about what she does. She travels the world to further her education and works there till she realises she wants to come home to Italy. However, Italy is not ready for her.


She finds herself in a job market where women architects are not desired and male domination still rules. As a result she takes on a lot of little jobs to keep it together while she searches for a job in her field, travelling to each destination in her father's trusty old moped. One of these jobs is at a restaurant where she meets her boss Francesco. Handsome and charming, she's hooked and has the hots for him. He also comes in handy when she finally finds a project that excites her.


The male oriented workforce pushes her to come up with an outlandish scheme involving Francesco in order to get the job. Many times on the verge of this deception being discovered, they have to come up with quick answers as they stumble through playing their fake identities. This in itself provides a lot of comedic moments that'll put a smile on your dial. A warm hearted gem of a comedy, it also delivers a message about how important it is to be true to ones own self. There's also a plethora of supporting actors that only add to the fabric of this well woven tale that I'll leave you to discover along the way.

This is definitely a feel good comedy with great performances that'll hold your interest and another I would not miss at the festival. With so much on offer, it's going to be a difficult choice not to watch all the films. Make sure you have this on your list.

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Why? A warm hearted comedy with great performances that'll put a smile on your dial.
When: 15 Sep to 21 Oct 2015 Australia wide in participating states
Where: Lavazza Italian Film Festival (LIFF) in participating states
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