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Suddenly, Last Winter

Gustav Hofer / Luca Ragazzi

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Festival year: 2010

'Suddenly, Last Winter', an ironic documentary that won several prizes at international festivals, tells the story of Gustav Hofer and Luca Ragazzi, the directors of the film. Their lives are turned upside down when the Italian government introduces a bill to reinforce the legal status of gays and unmarried couples. The bill provokes a country-wide debate and stirs a wave of homophobia in Italy. The Vatican and the conservatives speak out against the government’s plans, arguing that the end is near if the bill is voted. Gustav and Luca, who have been together for eight years, set out on a journey to hear all sides and come across an aspect of Italy they did not know yet. Intolerance appears to be more widespread than they thought.


Italy 2008, 78 min.


Spoken language: Italian

Subtitles: English

Official website:


HIQ Productions

+39 348 8800967

World sales:


+49 30 61 50 75 05

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When & where?

  • Saturday, March 27, 2010 - 20:00

    Filmhuis Den Haag zaal 4

  • Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 15:00

    Kriterion, Amsterdam

  • Monday, March 29, 2010 - 19:00

    Theater aan het Spui 2, The Hague

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