Have we reached the breaking point on audiences’ interest in “reailty” television yet? I mean, two or three Kardashians are still free to “invade” some American hot spot with E!’s cameras in tow, and Honey Boo Boo is allowed to spew her ignorance to a lens, but people have stopped tuning in at the point, right? I’m hoping we’re not ready for vicious spoofs of the rubes who obsess over overnight celebrities, like Matteo Garrone’s Reality, which recently shared a trailer.

Oscilloscope plans to release the film, which screened in Cannes in 2012. The trailer is up on IndieWire, and we’re happy to share it with you below:



The movie follows Luciano (Aniello Arena), a regular guy who dreams of being famous … only, like too many these days, he’s not interested in working hard to achieve that level of super-stardom. He’d rather break the record for most days spent in a Big Brother house or, you know, date a Jersey Shore castoff. After applying for the latest season of a popular reality program, Luciano lets the bright lights of fame blind him, leading to bigger problems.

Garrone’s film drew comparisons to La Dolce Vita and The King of Comedy from Cannes critics … and that’s enough to make anyone sit up and take notice. But when you factor in that Garrone directed the compelling crime saga Gomorrah a few years back, this one moves to the top of our must-see list. The movie should be in theaters later this spring after limited runs in NYC (March 15) and Los Angeles (March 22). The trailer makes it look solid. Are you intrigued?
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