Italian Festival Night - Like a Cat on a Highway

The crew from the Italian Festival take over Deckchair for the night to screen Like a Cat on a Highway, a hilarious tale of two parents united by a single cause: to stop their 13-year-old children from dating each other! Italian with English Subtitles.

Synopsis from the Lavazza Italian Film Festival:
The winner of Best Comedy, Actress and Actor at the 2018 Nastri d’Argento Awards, Like a Cat on a Highway, is a hilarious tale of two parents who come from different worlds united by a single cause: to stop their 13-year-old children from dating each other!

Giovanni (Antonio Albanese, A Lonely Hero LIFF14) and Monica (Paola Cortellesi, The Last Will Be the Last LIFF16) live completely opposite lives. He is a wealthy idealist living in the centre of Rome, and is a prophet of social integration. Monica is a pragmatist and an ex-supermarket-checkout girl, living with the everyday social challenges in Rome’s suburbs. They would never have met if their children did not get together. But now, the two have a common goal: the relationship between their children, which has the life expectancy of a cat on a highway, must end!

The most popular local film in Italy last year – with over 1.5 million cinema admissions – this smash-hit comedy from the director of Do You See Me(LIFF15) takes you to unexpected places as Giovanni and Monica, through their newly formed friendship, start to see their worlds from a different point of view.


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“A hilarious comedy by Riccardo Milani on the encounter-clash between two opposing social environments.”


Show Time(s)

Add to Calendar 7:30pm,
Thursday 9 May
Deckchair Cinema

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Riccardo Milani



Running Time

98 minutes


Country of Origin



Italian with English Subtitles