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The King of Laughter (Qui rido io) + Introduction (N/C 15+)

27 May

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


Nominated in no fewer than 14 categories at the 2022 David di Donatello Awards (the Italian Oscars) Mario Martone’s ambitious biopic of actor and playwright Eduardo Scarpetta features a typically charismatic central performance by Toni Servillo (Il Divo, The Great Beauty).

Set in Naples in the early 1900s, The King of Laughter chronicles the colourful personal and professional life of Scarpetta, whose children included Eduardo, Peppino and Titina De Filippo, 20th century Italian theatre’s most celebrated siblings.

Screening as part of Italian Film Festival (IFF). This screening will be introduced by IFF Programmer Pasquale Iannone.

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  • Director Mario Martone
  • Cast Toni Servillo, Maria Nazionale, Cristiana Dell'Anna
  • Country Italy/Spain
  • Year of Production 2021
  • Language Italian with English subtitles
  • Running Time 2h13m
  • Certificate N/C 15+
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