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LIFF 2017 Gala Opening – LET YOURSELF GO


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Winner of the 2017 Italian Golden Globe for Best Comedy, the hilarious new screwball comedy from director Francesco Amato (LIFF13 favourite Cosimo and Nicole) stars the phenomenal Toni Servillo as an uptight psychoanalyst whose life is upended when he becomes involved with an effervescent personal trainer, well-versed in matters of the body, but less so of the mind. With a beard and glasses à la Sigmund Freud, Servillo is Dr. Elia Venezia, a psychoanalyst who is separated from his wife, but still lives in the same apartment block as her. Venezia lives a comfortable and rather self-centred existence, until a spell of illness forces him to the doctor. Instructed to lose some weight, he befriends a zesty Spanish personal trainer, Claudia (the stunning Veronica Echegui), a single mother with an unhinged criminal ex-boyfriend. As Claudia drags Elia around Rome, a series of mishaps ensue, breathing new energy into his tired and predictable life. Servillo, so well-known for his dramatic work with Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty), clearly delights in a change of pace with this light-hearted caper. Audiences in need of a laugh should definitely LET YOURSELF GO!