elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

David's Birthday (Il Compleanno) (2009) directed by Marco Filiberti

A group of friends rent a magnificent house by the sea to spend the summer together. The unexpected arrival of Shary and Diego's son David sets something off in everyone, especially Matteo, an accomplished psychoanalyst who is married to Francesca. David's lonely and enigmatic uncle Leonard senses the reasons behind the dangerous tension, hidden beneath layers of silence and friendly banter. This vacation will indelibly mark everybody's life.

Director: Marco Filiberti

Writers: Deborah De Furia, Marco Filiberti

Release Date: 8 September 2009 (Venice Film Festival, Italy)

Genres: Drama

Storyline: While vacationing in an Italian summer home, happily married Matteo (Massimo Poggio) is surprised to find himself attracted to his best friend's underwear-model son, David (real-life model Thyago Alves). But the plot thickens when David appears to share Matteo's lust. Although she can't quite put a finger on the problem, Matteo's wife (Maria de Medeiros) senses something's happened to their relationship.

Engrossing journey heightened by beautiful cinematography, breathtaking score and stellar performances --Miami GLBT Film Festival

Sweeping and operatic... gorgeous to look and listen to... artistically triumphant. New York Cool --Wolfe

Awards: 2009 International Jury Award Nomination to Marco Filiberti, São Paulo International Film Festival

@Amazon: David's Birthday (2011)
@Wolfe Video

Cast (in credits order)
Alessandro Gassman ... Diego
Maria de Medeiros ... Francesca
Massimo Poggio ... Matteo
Michela Cescon ... Shary
Christo Jivkov ... Leonard
Piera Degli Esposti ... Giuliana
Thyago Alves ... David
Marianna De Rossi ... Chicca
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daniele De Angelis ... Orazio
Lynn Swanson ... Circeo tour guide

Matteo & David

And since Thyago Alves is also a very handsome model, please enjoy a bit of Man Candy as well:

Tags: gay romance movie
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