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Italian cinema is in vogue, and the latest film by Ferzan Özpetek (Un giorno perfetto (2008)) proves it. Mine Vaganti (Loose Cannons) (2010) tells the story of a traditional and wealthy family from southern Italy, at the turn of the millennium.
Mine Vaganti is a dramatic comedy that addresses one of the Italo-Turkish director’s favourites topics, namely ‘coming out of the closet’. The Cantone clan’s story starts by facing generational changes at the forefront of the family business while some long-buried secrets start coming to light.
Tommaso (Riccardo Scamarcio), an aspiring writer, returns home from Rome for an important family dinner, at which his father is set to hand over the family pasta company to his two sons. But that night, though Tommaso has decided to reveal his secret to the family, his brother has already done so…
Although similar topics have already been addressed in other Italian movies, such as Io sono l’amore (2009), Mine Vaganti tells the story of the decline of the Cantone family in a bittersweet tone, with a more commercial orientation than the former film. In essence, Mine Vaganti shows, in a smart and casual way, how any (Italian) family might, at any given point, have no choice but to change its point of view concerning contemporary living.
116 mins. In Italian.