Me, Them and Lara

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icon-italian-filmNew Trends in Contemporary Italian Cinema

Me, Them and Lara

  1. Friday, April 25, 2014 7:00 p.m.
Still image from the film Me, Them and Lara
Father Carlo (Carlo Verdone) is in spiritual crisis and returns home after more than a decade spent in Africa as a missionary. In Rome, he finds his family in disarray—his brother is addicted to cocaine and bankrupt, his sister struggling with her teenage daughter, and his widowed father now has a Slavic mistress named Olga who is much younger than him. A twist of fate delivers the enigmatic and seductive Lara into their lives triggering a series of mix-ups that the family must resolve. This Italian screwball comedy won the Best Comedy (Italian) Golden Globe® in 2010. In Italian language with English subtitles. (HD presentation)


Director/Actor Carlo Verdone is scheduled to be present.

New Trends in Contemporary Italian Cinema

The Fifth Annual Film Symposium on New Trends in Modern and Contemporary Italian Cinema with Filmmaker Carlo Verdone is presented by Indiana University’s Department of French and Italian. Support comes from the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of French & Italian, Mary-Margaret Barr Koon Fund, Olga Ragusa Fund for the Study of Modern Italian Literature & Culture, College Arts & Humanities Institute, Provost Lauren Robel, J.D., and Indiana University Cinema.