THE MAFIA KILLS ONLY IN SUMMER
Hilarious, smart & thought-provoking, comedian and satirist Pierfrancesco 'Pif' Diliberto makes a hugely auspicious and entertaining directorial debut with this semi-autobiographical romantic comedy of childhood and first love.
The film follows Arturo from childhood to maturity, wittily examining the pervasive influence the Cosa Nostra holds over the everyday lives of his family and community as he commences a life-long romantic pursuit of the beautiful Flora.
The Palermo of the 1970s and early '80s is vividly depicted as a city where tradition, wilful blindness and complacency allow criminals to flourish, until a series of high-profile murders finally opens the eyes of the public and triggers a push for change…
★★★★ "A free-wheeling, kaleidoscopic, Forrest Gumpish odyssey...It's brilliant: cleverly controlled and executed." Paul Byrnes, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD.
Cristiana Capotondi, Pif