The handsome Luca Regazzi and Gustav Hofer are back in Canada with a new documentary, Italy: Love It or Leave It. The film, which follows the gay couple’s search for a more welcoming home outside Italy, is screening at Toronto’s Hot Docs festival and Vancouver’s documentary festival, DOXA, this weekend.
“Every day when you open your newspaper, you read the government saying something homophobic, a new law against immigrants,” Hofer says. “You see all this and you ask yourself, What am I doing here?”
The couple were last in Canada with their previous film, Suddenly Last Winter, which looked at the dismal state of gay rights in Italy.
Below is a video interview with Regazzi and Hofer.
Italy: Love It or Leave It screens at Toronto’s Hot Docs festival and Vancouver’s DOXA on May 5.