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Welcome Back Mr. President

This sequel to the box-office smash hit of 2013 sees Giuseppe Peppino Garibaldi (a loveable Claudio Bisio) again facing the challenge of living up to his name!

Peppino, a provincial librarian who became the accidental President of Italy, is now a father and has returned to a peaceful, happy life as a woodsman. That is, until his wife Janis (Sarah Felberbaum, I’m Not a Killer (LIFF19) decides to return to politics. Peppino is forced to abandon his home in the mountains and return to Rome to win back his love and help her defeat a speculative plot intended to damage Italy. Together, they must fight against social media attacks of the opposition and get the country back on its feet.

With this light-hearted and witty portrait of Italian politics, director duo Giancarlo Fontana and Giuseppe G. Stasi playfully cast a satirical eye over the animosity being fostered by traditional and social media in the current political climate with hilarious results.

Australian Premiere
Cast: Claudio Bisio, Sarah Felberbaum, Pietro Sermonti
Comedy | Italy | 2019 | 96 min
Italian with English subtitles


Giancarlo Fontana & Giuseppe G. Stasi


Born and raised in Matera, Giancarlo Fontana and Giuseppe G. Stasi are life-long friends who together cultivated a love of cinema while studying in Rome. They found viral fame with their political satire clips on YouTube, which lead to their collaboration with Sky. In 2018, they released their smash-hit Put Nonna in the Freezer (LIFF18). 

Da non perdere perché é il sequel di Welcome, Mr President che ha avuto record d’incassi nel 2013, con Claudio Bisio.
Best Comedy, Best Actor, Nastri d’Argento Awards, 2019