April 3 – 14
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Run Time: 75 minutes
MID-AUGUST LUNCH is a dignified, charming film that speaks of Italians' dedication to family and food. It's the hot Ferragosto bank holiday, when all Italy heads for cooler parts. Gianni (played by director Gianni DiGregorio) is the caregiver for his elderly Mamma, and they have nowhere to go on holiday. Luigi, the apartment caretaker, arrives to remind Gianni that he's overdue on rent. If, however, Gianni wouldn't mind taking care of Luigi's elderly Mamma overnight so he can go out of town, Luigi could waive the payments… An hour later, he's back with his mother in tow, plus an aunt who couldn't be left behind. Gianni's a good-natured fellow and he begins shopping, cooking, and drinking great quantities of vino blanco, all to help them through the evening. The ladies' demands are mounting, though, and when he experiences chest pains, he calls his doctor. Relax, says the doctor, but if you wouldn't mind my Mamma staying here with you overnight?... (In Italian with subtitles) – B.B.
Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 7:30 PM
This screening is on Stand By.
Sunday, March 28, 2010 at 12:10 PM
Gianni Di Gregorio
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
François Cluzet, Omar Sy
Gianni Di Gregorio has worked with filmmakers such as Marco Colli and Matteo Garrone. He shared prizes with Garrone for his Mafia exposé "Gomorrah" - 33rd CIFF.
MID- AUGUST LUNCH (2008)
This film is presented in loving memory of JOSEPH DISCENZA (1958-2009), former CIFF Development Director, by his Film Festival family.