New Italian Film MID AUGUST LUNCH opened in New York

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New Italian Film MID AUGUST LUNCH opened in New York

Post by ElenaL » Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:22 pm

“A film of gentle wit with a wicked twinkle in its eye!” – Sight and Sound
“A gem! Entirely irresistible” - The Hollywood Reporter

These quotes refer to our soon to be released film Mid-August Lunch (Pranzo di Ferragosto). Winner of numerous prizes at international festivals, including Best First Film at Venice and the Satyajit Ray Award at London, plus the Golden Snail at the Academy of Food and Film in Bologna, Mid-August Lunch is both warmly vibrant family drama and delicately balanced comedy of manners.

The charismatic Gianni Di Gregorio (co-scenarist of the smash hit Gomorrah), stars in his directorial debut — an utterly charming tale of good food, feisty ladies and unlikely friendships during a very Roman holiday. Broke, and armed with only a glass of wine and a wry sense of humor, middle-aged Gianni resides with his 93-year-old mother in their ancient apartment. The condo debts are mounting, but if Gianni looks after the building manager’s mother during the Pranzo di Ferragosto (Italy’s biggest summer holiday, and the Feast of the Assumption), all will be forgiven. Then the manager also shows up with an auntie, and then a doctor friend appears with his mother in tow... Can Gianni keep four such lively mamas well fed and happy in these cramped quarters?

In an effort to help share Mid August Lunch with as many people as possible, we would love your help in sharing our postcards and poster. Please feel free to suggest any other promotional methods too!

Mid August Lunch is opening at Film Forum in New York on March 17
Showtimes 1:15 3:00 4:45 6:30 8:15 10:00. Tickets available online March 10.
General admission - 12$, a reduced ticket price of $6.00 is available for senior citizens, children under the age of 12, group sales, Film Forum members.
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Post by stefano2 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:40 pm

This is a brillent film here is a trailer
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Post by scaredprincess » Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:57 am

BELLISSIMO! Non trovo altre parole per descriverlo.
Forse i giovanissimi appassionati solo di film d'azione o gli stranieri che vivono vite frenetiche nelle metropoli occidentali, potranno trovare questo film lento e noioso, ma a me piace proprio perché i personaggi e le vicende riescono a riportare sullo schermo la tranquillità, la pacatezza, l'ironia e il cinimso crudo e pessimista dei romani di un tempo.
Insomma, un film estremamente attuale, ma dai modi di un tempo purtroppo andato.

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