The Mafia Only Kills in Summer (La mafia uccide solo d'estate)
Comedy, 2013, 90 mins
Director: Pif (Pierfrancesco Diliberto)
In this critically acclaimed coming-of-age satire, TV star Pierfrancesco Diliberto, known as Pif, recalls his childhood in Sicily. Stunning cinematography and expert lighting transports viewers to the Palermo of the 1970s and early ’80s: a place of beauty and violence, denial and civic courage. The protagonist Arturo fights for the heart of his beloved Flora against the backdrop of a bloody war for Mafia supremacy. An impressive directorial debut, this film combines cinematic competence, good laughs, and heartfelt tears. Current Senate President Pietro Grasso referred to this film as the best film work on Mafia ever made.
Cast: Cristiana Capotondi, Pif, Alex Bisconti, Ginevra Antona, Claudio Gioè, Barbara Tabita, Rosario Lisma.
2014, Grand Fiction Prize, Annecy Italian Film Festival
2014, Best New Director, David di Donatello Awards
2014, Best European Comedy, European Film Awards
2014, Best Screenplay, Italian Golden Globes
2013, Audience Award, Turin Film Festival