The Salt of Life (Gianni e le donne)

The Salt of Life (Gianni e le donne)
  • 2011
  • UK
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gianni Di Gregorio
  • Written by: Gianni Di Gregorio, Valerio Attanasio
  • Cast: Gianni Di Gregorio, Valeria de Franciscis, Teresa Di Gregorio
  • Language: Italian

Writer-director Di Gregorio plays a middle aged Italian struggling with his relationships with women, including a spendthrift mother, condescending wife and daughter, and a party-girl neighbour. Unashamedly autobiographical as he pokes fun at his own foibles, Di Gregorio succeeds in making a poignant and warmly funny piece of Italian cinema.

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The Salt of Life (Gianni e le Donne)

9 Aug 20114 stars

Warm and sincere bittersweet comedy with loose, naturalistic style

(12A) 89min Rome-born Gianni Di Gregorio is one of Italian cinema’s late starters. Having studied acting as a young man, he spent many years working as assistant director and screenwriter before beginning a fruitful collaboration with young Neapolitan…

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