BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
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Pranzo di Ferragosto

Mid-August Lunch

Pranzo di Ferragosto
Italia/ 2009/ 1 t. 16 min.
Gianni Di Gregorio, Valeria De Franciscis, Marina Cacciotti, Maria Calìzia, Grazia Cesarini Sforza
Gianni Di Gregorio
Gianni di Gregorio
Gian Enrico Bianchi
Matteo Garrone
A charming comedy about a middle aged man who in a week has his home invaded by elderly women

This wonderful Italian comedy was a pleasant surprise at the Venice Film Festival in September. The director says: "As an only child of a widow, I had to live for many years alone with my mother, a woman with an overwhelming personality, surrounded by a world of her own. My wife and daughters had disappeared out of their instinct for survival. However exhausted, I met and lived the richness, the energy and the power of the world of the elderly."

Gianni Di Gregorio

Gianni Di Gregorio (Rome, 1949) is educated as both an actor and director and worked for years in the theatre sector before he moved on to write film scripts. When he met Matteo Garrone, the two of them became close collaborators on films like L'IMBALSAMATORE – a film BIFF presented in 2003. Di Gregorio has also collaborated closely with Garrone on GOMORRAH this year.