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Fri, Feb 10, 2012
at 6 PM (Lake Twin Cinema)
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Sun, Feb 12, 2012
at 5:45 PM (Cinemagic)
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DIRECTOR: Gianni Di Gregorio - ITALY

Writer/director/star Gianni Di Gregorio follows up his acclaimed Mid-August Lunch with another gentle comedy of manners and melancholy. Rome retiree Gianni has time on his hands, but none of the women in his life do—his wife works, his daughter is busy with university, his mother has a full social calendar, and his party-girl neighbor just has too much drama in her life. Gianni’s friend Alfonso thinks he should have an affair, which Gianni pursues half-heartedly with comically inept results. In the end, his big-hearted desire and lively imagination prove that the wanting may be as good as the getting. Throughout Gianni’s misadventures, the motif of food—from morning coffee to bistro lunches and family dinners—bears testament to filmmaker Di Gregorio’s dedication to capturing the comedy and tragedy woven through daily life. “Gentle, hilarious, and charming.”—The Guardian, London (90 mins.)

Filmography: Mid-August Lunch (08), screenplay Gomorrah (08).

Sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute, San Francisco.


Interests: Narrative Feature.

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