RIVER CITY BANGKOK FILM CLUB
Film of May 2019
‘THE CHAIR OF HAPPINESS’ (‘La Sedia Della Felicita’), Italy
(With English sub-titles)
1 Hr. 38 Mins
Directed by Carlo Mazzacurati
Kind Courtesy: EMBASSY OF ITALY
SATURDAY 25 MAY, 4:00 PM
VENUE: RCB FORUM (2nd Floor, River City Bangkok)
Our second movie, in RCB Film Club’s 2019 Film Series, is a whodunnit mystery and rollicking
Italian comedy combined, that should keep the audience at the edge of their seats. It’s an
amalgam of mystery and suspense, romance and emotion, topped up with plenty of laughs.
The story has an unbeatable array of colorful characters, from a tattoo artist and spa therapist, to
psychic medium, greedy priest, wild magician, Chinese restaurateur, Indian assistant.
The movie has an arresting beginning, with a tattoo artist Dino creating a dolphin on a
fishmonger’s back, He then encounters his pretty, lively neighbor Bruna, a beauty therapist. He’s
smitten, and after that, his life is never the same again. Nor is hers, when she is told (by a lady
mafia-don, in a prison) of a chair that contains hidden treasure. She is determined to hunt for it,
and he offers his help. The task is not easy, when they learn that there are eight identical chairs!
The rest of the film deals with the couple’s uproarious adventures to retrieve the lost treasure. It
takes them to beautiful and bizarre places, from lagoons and hills, to abandoned homes and
crowded museums. They also meet a wide range of eccentric characters, and encounter strange
animals like boars. The final scene in the gorgeous Alps, is intensely beautiful- and funny.
The story is a surreal drama of fun, fantasy and high spirits. It was the last movie of Director
Carlo Mazzacurati, who made 23 films, but died before the release of this movie. The film was
premiered at the Torino Festival, won various local awards, and was a ‘hit’ with the general
Movieplayer.it- ‘A funny and entertaining film, free from the rules, that follows a narrative line
entirely its own.’
Cinefilos.it- ‘An unexpected, exhilarating journey, with some brilliant moments.’
Comingsoon.it- ‘A comedy of great freedom, which through nonsense, fantasy and surrealism,
demonstrates a courage and originality.’
The May film of RCB Film Club’s 2019 Movie Series, is supported by the Embassy of Italy,
who will host a Reception after the screening, kind courtesy PACIFIC B & B Company.
The film is part of the ‘Italian Film Festival’ in the city (16 May-26 May,2019.)
Italian Ambassador to Thailand HE Lorenzo Galanti will introduce the film.
******An RCB Boat-Service will leave Saphan Thaksin Pier, at 3:30 pm.
***** A return RCB Boat-Service will leave the RCB Pier, at 7:00 pm
(Please contact at Concierge Counter on the 1st Floor)
When you Reserve Seats for the film, kindly inform if you would like to avail
of the RCB boat-services.