Made in Italy is a heart-warming comedy set in glorious Tuscany about bohemian London artist Robert (Liam Neeson) who returns to Italy with his estranged son Jack (Micheál Richardson) to make a quick sale of the house they inherited from his late wife. Neither expects to find the once beautiful villa in such a state of disrepair… WATCH the trailer below:
Renovations go badly, and father and son find themselves at odds – not for the first time. Robert’s comical lack of DIY experience leads him to seek help from some colourful locals, but for Jack, the state of the house seems to mirror his search for memories of happier times with his mother. Then Jack falls for Natalia, a vivacious young Italian chef, who restores both body and soul with delights from her local trattoria – until the pair find their developing relationship in jeopardy from Natalia’s jealous and threatening ex-husband.
As Robert and Jack painstakingly restore the villa to its previous glory, they also start to mend their relationship. The future may now look quite different and surprise them both.
“It’s a great story about family and love… And compassion and loss – and humour… I found it very cathartic in dealing with my own grief…. And to do that through one’s art, in making film, was very, very unique and special”Liam Neeson
The film is written and directed by James D’Arcy and it stars Liam Neeson, Micheál Richardson, Valeria Bilello and Lindsay Duncan.
Made In Italy is distributed by Filmfinity (Pty) Ltd. and will be released in South African cinemas on 2 October 2020.