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I Hate Summer

Much loved Italian comedians Aldo, Giovanni and Giacomo leave for summer holidays as strangers, but soon cross paths despite their very different lives in I Hate Summer, an uproariously funny box office hit from director and co-writer Massimo Venier. 

Breaking the golden rule for the perfect summer holiday – never book the same holiday house as other people – the men and their families find themselves sharing more than just the same beach. The mix of personalities: a fussy and meticulous guy who is dealing with bankruptcy; a successful doctor struggling with a son going through a teenage crisis; a hypochondriac with a dog named Brian and a passion for Massimo Ranieri, a combination that creates an inevitable and very amusing clash. But who will succeed in the quest to enjoy summer, or will family rivalry reign supreme on this holiday?

After a seven-year hiatus, Massimo Venier celebrates his comeback with a delightful gem about Italian society and friendship, which sees Aldo, Giovanni and Giacomo return to their beloved comedic origins.

Over 1.1 Million admissions in Italy
Best Score, Nastri d’Argento Awards 2020.
Best Comedy, Golden Globes Italy 2020.
Best Comedy, Best Actress in a Comedy, Nastri d’Argento Awards 2020.
Australian Premiere
Comedy | Italy | 2020 | 110 min
Italian with English subtitles
Massimo Venier
Aldo Baglio, Giacomo Poretti, Giovanni Storti


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Massimo Venier

Massimo Venier (born in Varese, Italy) is a director and writer for cinema and television. He is best known for his films Mi fido di te (2007), Wannabe Widowed (2013) and as the director and screenwriter of Three Men and a Leg (1997), the cinematic debut of the comic trio Aldo, Giovanni and Giacomo, for whom he has also written for theatre and television.