#23: Luca (Enrico Casarosa, 2021)

“Take me, gravity!” Disney-Pixar’s newest film takes us to Portorosso, a seaside village inspired by the Cinque Terre, in this moving story by director Enrico Casarosa. Two young sea monsters, Luca and Alberto, form a powerful connection and face the human world, with all its challenges and possibilities, in an unforgettable summer that will change their lives forever. Luca has rich overtones of a coming out story dealing with identity and acceptance, as well as numerous references to Italian culture, music, and more cinema italiano.

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This episode features the following music excerpts from the film’s soundtrack:

  • “Take Me, Gravity” by Dan Romer
  • “Telescope” by Dan Romer
  • “Un Bacio a Mezzanotte” by Quartetto Cetro
  • “Il Gatto e la Volpe” by Edoardo Bennato
  • “Fatti Mandare Dalla Mamma a Prendere il Latte” by Gianni Morandi
  • “Viva la Pappa col Pomodoro” by Rita Pavone
  • “Città Vuota” by Mina
  • “Go Find Out For Me” by Dan Romer





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