Loose Cannons screening at 2011 Stella Artois QFest
An outrageous comedy about family, love, and liberty, "Loose Cannons" is set in Lecce, the beautiful Baroque town the Italians call the Florence of the South. Tommaso (emerging Italian star Riccardo Scamarcio) is the youngest son of the Cantones, a large, traditional Southern Italian family that has operated a pasta-making business since the 1960s. Studying in Rome, Tommaso pursues a degree in literature not business, as his parents think and lives with his boyfriend. Returning home for a ceremonial dinner at which his father plans to turn over the company to his two sons, Tommaso decides to tell his parents the truth and free himself forever from the pasta business. But just as he is about to come out in front of the entire family, older brother Antonio unexpectedly comes out first and ruins his plans. Trapped as the new head of the factory, Tommaso is fearful that his own secret would cause his father to have another heart attack so he reluctantly and miserably plays along. Finally, however, a surprising alliance in the family and a riotous dinner party attended by his gay Roman friends help to set everything straight (so to speak).
in Italian with English subtitles
View official trailer below
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