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The Guest

The Guest

Duccio Chiarini

Italy, Switzerland, France | 2018 | Genre: Comedy | second feature film | running time: 94’

TFL Awards

TFL Production Award 2016 (€ 40.000)

festivals & awards

Piazza Grande, Locarno Festival 2018 / "Boccalino d'Oro" for Best Film


Guido thought he had an uncomplicated life, until, on a winter’s afternoon, an unexpected accident sends his relationship with girlfriend Chiara into disarray. As they head to the pharmacy to buy the morning after pill, Guido suggests that she shouldn’t take it after all and Chiara has no choice but to confess her growing doubts about their relationship. This is the beginning of their crisis and Guido is forced to pack a bag and leave their flat – but where to now? Unable to be alone, he asks his parents and friends to put him up and so navigates the perilous waters of moving from one couch to the next, playing the unusual role of witness to their everyday lives and their various romantic entanglements. 


The Guest
original title





Italy, Switzerland, France

running time


produced by

Mood Film – Italy

in co-production with

Rai Cinema – Italy
Cinédokké – Switzerland
RSI – Switzerland
House on Fire – France

directed by

Duccio Chiarini

written by

Duccio Chiarini, Davide Lantieri, Marco Pettenello, Roan Johnson


UDI – Urban Distribution International

From one couch to the next, the misadventures of a man looking for love. Every couple is unhappy in their own way.
TFL Programmes

FrameWork 2016

Duccio Chiarini

Film Director

Tommaso Arrighi