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An Almost Ordinary Summer (M)

Run Time 100 minutes no interval
Price $17.00 - $20.00 no BF
Presented By BREC Cinema

Italy | Subtitles | Comedy | 100 minutes

BREC, with the generous support of Southern Ports, is proud to return with the BREC International Film Festival: Winter Sundays from the 12th July until 9th August.

See what’s screening in this year’s Festival and download the festival guide!

Festival Guide

View Sessions
08 August 2020
7:30 pm
09 August 2020
2:00 pm
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Two very different Italian families don’t realize they’re being brought together for a wedding, and especially not one for their respective, aging patriarchs. A comedic delight set against gorgeous Mediterranean scenery.

Two very different Italian families arrive, to their shared surprise, at the same house for a summer holiday by the sea. The aristocratic Castelvecchios are open-minded and eccentric if self-absorbed, whereas the working-class Petagnas are tight-knit southerners united around their conservative family values.

Only Tony and Carlo, the two middle-aged heads of the families, know what has brought such distant worlds together. Disagreements about what constitutes a good time – loud music and banana boats or sipping wine and peaceful contemplation – immediately become a source of tension, though these arguments are just the beginning. The unexpected announcement of the engagement between these two patriarchs soon turns everyone’s lives upside down.

With the wedding already set for three weeks, Tony’s daughter Penelope and Carlo’s son Sandro join forces to try to sabotage the impending marriage. Chaos and catastrophe reign on this seemingly ordinary summer in a genuinely charming Italian comedy reminiscent of La Cage Aux Folles. Gorgeous Mediterranean scenery and a stunning cast, including Alessandro Gassmann and Jasmine Trinca, make this film a pure delight.

Cast & Team

Director: Simone Godano
Writers: Simone Godano (story), Giulia Louise Steigerwalt (story), Giulia Louise Steigerwalt (screenplay)
Stars: Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Alessandro Gassmann, Jasmine Trinca

 Southern Ports helps us welcome you back

We are thrilled to welcome you back to BREC with this mini Festival thanks to the commitment of Southern Ports. Their generous support has allowed us to program five consecutive Sundays of fantastic films from around the globe and to seek out five local musicians to delight you in the Skybar between screenings. We look forward to talking all things film with you at BREC soon!

  Booking Tickets

Please be advised all tickets must be pre-purchased online for this event. Limited tickets may be available at the door. Existing Cinesaver tickets are valid for Winter Sundays but no further Cinesaver booklets are on sale.

How to Redeem Your Cinesaver Booklets

To redeem your existing Cinesaver tickets for any Winter Sundays film you must call our Box Office in advance to secure your seats. Contact Box Office Monday – Friday, 10am until 4pm 1300 661 272.

Can I use my Credit Voucher?

If you have credit with BREC you can use this to purchase tickets to our upcoming shows and events. To check your balance login to your My Provenue Account. You will have the option to use your credit when you buy  your tickets online. Call Box Office if you require assistance.

  Your Safety

Our community’s safety comes first. So we have moved to online bookings and contactless payments at the bar, have increased hygiene measures and will observe required COVID restrictions.

If you are feeling unwell please do not attend and contact our Box Office team to discuss your options. Read more about our current safety measures in our Venue Guide.

“You’ll laugh and love, while at the same time want to follow the exploits of these two families over another season”

Film Threat

Festival Extras

Live Music

Kick-back and relax in true Sunday style and listen to a live local musician in the Skybar immediately after the 11am film screening.

Festival Food

They’re back! Pre-order your delicious cheese and biscuit boxes when you purchase your tickets online.

Keep Safe

The team at BREC are here to make your visit as safe and comfortable as possible. Find out more