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Films & Schedules - MID-AUGUST LUNCH


Sat, Feb 13, 2010
at 6:15 PM (B1)
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Sun, Feb 14, 2010
at 5:45 PM (B3)
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DIRECTOR: Gianni Di Gregorio - ITALY

“One of Italy’s leading scriptwriters, 59-year-old Gianni Di Gregorio (screenwriter of Gomorrah), stars in his utterly charming directorial debut as the money-troubled Giovanni, who spends his days caring for his elderly mother in Rome. Giovanni discovers that some of his back rent will be forgotten if he also takes in his landlord’s elderly mother for a few days during the traditional mid-August holiday. But when the landlord arrives, he has both his mother and his aunt in tow. Then Giovanni’s friend Luigi shows up with a similar caretaking request for his own aged mother. Winner of the Venice Film Festival’s Best First Film prize, Mid-August Lunch has a wonderfully loose, almost improvised feel in which Di Gregorio focuses on following the natural rhythms of his houseguests’ interactions with each other rather than on a set storyline.”—Film Society of Lincoln Center.

First Feature Film.

Cultural Partner: Italian Cultural Institute, San Francisco.

75 Minutes    

Interests: Narrative Feature, Comedy.

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