Not one to get overly excited about Italian comedy as a rule, yet last years Benvenuti al Sud, Welcome to the South directed by Luca Niniero was very funny and a mega box office hit too, in fact the 2nd biggest beaten only by Che bella giornata, What a beautiful Day directed by Gennaro Nunziante. We will have a sequel, this time the South will travel to the North where shooting starts at the ultra modern Via Polenghi designed by Renzo Piano on the 18th July 2011 in Lodi, they will also be shooting in Naples, Milan and Aosta Valley, should be ready for release in January 2012 missing the Xmas slot ? Not much information out there at the moment, we know the Southerners will arrive at a conference in Lodi, no doubt meeting every stereotypical Norther, horrifying the equally stereotypical Southerners with their customs. There is a great cast including Claudio Bisio, Alessandro Siani, Paolo Rossi, Angela Finocchiaro, Valentina Lodovini, Nando Panoe and Giacomo Rizzo they will be directed by Luca Minieri and Massimo Gaudioso. I am excited and cannot wait for a good laugh.
Benvenuti al Nord, Welcome to the North