If there’s one thing we love here at World Movies almost as much as top quality international film, it’s food – and director Michael Winterbottom’s The Trip to Italy is a delicious combination of both.
In 2010, Winterbottom’s predominately improvised film The Trip brought together comedians Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan as slightly exaggerated, semi fictionalised versions of themselves. The resulting film that followed saw the mis-matched duo through a culinary tour of Northern England, proving wickedly funny and a surprising box office success.
Now, Winterbottom has reunited with the pair for a witty and food-focused follow up that sees the two enjoy mouth-watering meals across the land of pasta and vino in The Trip to Italy. Again, Winterbottom has recognised the starring duo’s crackling chemistry and most of the footage comes from both of their razor-sharp improvisational skills.
Stunning shots of spanning vistas, plates piled high with seafood and splendid architecture are spliced with the odd-couple’s sparkling banter. The varied and sometimes outrageous conversation topics span from discussing the merits of Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill, to celebrity impersonation-offs and even sparring on the merits of sequels. The result is a perfect combination of both hilarious and relatable exchanges combined with more poignant moments that reflect on family, career and friendships.
The Trip to Italy is in theatres nationally from Thursday 29 May. Thanks to Madman Entertainment, we have 20 double in-season passes to give away for use at participating cinemas.
To enter simply fill in the form below and tell us in 25 words or less what is your favourite food-focused film and why?
Competition closes 12pm Friday 16 May.