Directed by Alessandro Aronadio (2018)
Io C’è (Just Believe) follows Massimo Alberti (Edoardo Leo), the owner of the “Miracolo Italiano,” a bed and breakfast now reduced to a dilapidated building. There are too few customers and too many taxes. One day, Massimo has an epiphany — in order to survive, he has to transform the B&B into a place of worship — where he will host tourists in exchange for a donation. After trying and failing to get into the more or less restricted circles of Catholicism, Judaism and Islam in a series of hilarious meetings, Massimo decides to create his own religion.
Assisted by his accountant sister Adriana (Margherita Buy) and his ex-wife’s quasi-guru boyfriend Marco (Giuseppe Battiston), “Selfism” is born. The first religion that puts the “I” at the centre of the universe, and of course, absolves all taxes. Get yourself ready to convert!
NOTE: The film is in Italian with ENGLISH subtitles.
After the viewing there will be a light reception and a discussion of the film.
Online Italian Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDQwNVp65HY