Chicago European Union Film Festival 2018
Chicago premiere! Filmmakers in person! Prosecco tasting!

The Last Prosecco

Finché c'è prosecco c'è speranza

2017, Antonio Padovan, Italy, 101 min. With Giusppe Battiston, Teco Celio.


Show Times

  • Sat, Mar 24th 8:00pm
  • Tue, Mar 27th 6:00pm

This elegant, beautifully photographed murder mystery incorporates a strong environmental message and an inside story of the competitive Prosecco business in the Veneto region. The dashing, opinionated Count Ancillotto (Rade Serbedzija), as unstinting in his criticism of a nearby pollution-producing factory as he is proud of his family's heritage of making the finest Prosecco, kills himself with the flair and style that have marked his life. The motives for the suicide are mysterious, and the mystery deepens when a couple of the Count's best-known enemies are gunned down. Portly police inspector Stucky (Battiston), a socially awkward outsider of half-Persian descent, is assigned to this baffling case in which the main suspect is a dead man. The trail leads Stucky to a sharpshooting Venetian prostitute, a crazed gravedigger, and an exclusive Prosecco brotherhood, but the real revelation for the policeman is the late Count's credo of savoring the finer things in life and fighting to preserve them. In Italian with English subtitles. Courtesy of Fandango. DCP digital widescreen. (MR)

March 24: Co-producer Alessia Gatti is scheduled to appear for audience discussion on Saturday. Director Antonio Padovan will no longer be appearing. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Chiara Fabbian, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Italian Program at UIC. Before the screening, beginning at 7:30 PM, the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago invites ticket-holders to a Prosecco tasting in our Gallery/Cafe.

March 27: On Tuesday, after the screening, the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago invites the audience to a Prosecco tasting accompanied by a short wine lecture by Prof. Clara Orban of DePaul University.

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