Magazine article Screen International

Urban Boards Duccio Chiarini's 'The Guest' as Shoot Begins in Rome (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Urban Boards Duccio Chiarini's 'The Guest' as Shoot Begins in Rome (Exclusive)

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Eagerly awaited second feature follows festival hit Short Skin.

Duccio Chiarini directing ‘The Guest’

Paris-based Urban Distribution International has boarded sales on Italian director Duccio Chiarini’s second feature The Guest, as the shoot begins in Rome until mid-December.

The bittersweet comedy-drama stars Daniele Parisi as 38-year-old university researcher Guido, who is dumped by his long-term girlfriend (Silvia D’Amico) after a pregnancy scare throws their relationship into question.

Leaving the house they have shared for years, Guido ends up doing the rounds of friends and family, sleeping on their couches.

It marks the start of a strange journey as he witnesses other people’s issues from a new perspective, that of the guest.

Parisi and D’Amico previously co-starred together in Alessandro Aronadio’s tragi-comedy Ears (Orecchie), which premiered in the Biennale College section of the Venice Film Festival in 2016.

The Guest marks Chiarini’s second feature after his well-received debut work Short Skin, about a teenager whose sexual awakening is complicated by the fact he is suffering from phimosis, or a tight foreskin. …

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