FULLY BOOKED Screening: Girlfriend in a Coma + Q&A

Screening Friday 11 January 2013, 7PM

Followed by a Q&A with director Annalisa Piras and Bill Emmott, former editor-in-chief of the Economist and author of Good Italy, Bad Italy: Why Italy Must Conquer Its Demons to Face the Future.

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Exploring the past 20 years of Italy’s history, Girlfriend in a Coma argues that the current economic predicament is part of a wider political, social and moral failure.

Writers Annalisa Piras and Bill Emmott, former editor-in-chief of the Economist, try and unravel both “Mala Italia” and “Buona Italia” – and ask what needs to change to put Italy back on track and restore its credibility as one of Europe’s “highly-touted emerging economies”.

Blending animation and interviews with experts that include Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti; philosopher and novelist Umberto Eco and author of Gomorrah Roberto Saviano, Girlfriend in a Coma is a fusion of “Michael Moore, Adam Smith, Bunga Bunga with a dash of Dante”.

Directed by Annalisa Piras
Written by: Annalisa Piras and Bill Emmott
Duration: 100′
Year: 2012