- 75 min
- Directed by: Gianni di Gregorio
- Written by: Gianni di Gregorio and Simone Riccardini
- Cast: Gianni Di Gregorio, Valeria de Franciscis, Marina Cacciotti, and Maria Cali, Nazan Kırılmış
- Language: Italian
Charming portrait of middle-aged, wine-loving Gianni di Gregorio who lives with his imperious 90-something mother Valeria (Franciscis), whom he patiently looks after. What's refreshing about this, and what gives it a political edge in the context of Berlusconi's meretricious government, is that it celebrates the supposedly 'simpler' pleasures in life.
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Reviews & features
Mid-August Lunch12 Aug 2009
The subtle drama of an Italian village
Hitherto best known for co-writing Gomorrah, 60-year-old Gianni di Gregorio makes his directorial debut with this charming tale, which beautifully illustrates Tolstoy’s dictum that ‘To speak to the world, one should write about one’s village’. The…
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