I HATE SUMMER (Odio l’estate)

Directed by: Massimo Venier, Stars Starring Aldo, Giovanni and Giacomo, 105min. (ICFF Italian Contemporary Film Festival 2020, Italian Film Festival – Australia 2020: New Italian Cinema, MittelCinemaFest 2020)

Here are the rules for a perfect vacation: never set off without taking your rubber dinghy with you, never set off leaving your dog behind, and – above all – never book a shared summerhouse with other people. Aldo, Giovanni and Giacomo are leaving for their summer holidays, not knowing each other. Their lives and families could not be more different: one of them is fussy and meticulous but however with a disastrous business activity; the other is a successful doctor struggling with a son in teenage crisis; the last is a deadbeat hypochondriac with a dog called Brian and a passion for Massimo Ranieri.
Three very distant ways of life, accidentally meeting on a small island off the Italian coast: same beach, same seaside, but above all, same rented house. The clash is unavoidable and very amusing.