THE SALT OF LIFE [Gianni e le Donne]
Writer-director-star Gianni Di Gregorio follows up his crowd-pleaser MID-AUGUST LUNCH (2009 AFI European Union Film Showcase) with another gentle comedy of manners and melancholy. Retiree Gianni has time on his hands, but none of the women in his life do — his wife works, his daughter is busy with university, his mother has a full social calendar, and his party-girl neighbor just has too much drama in her life. Gianni's friend Alfonso thinks he should have an affair, which Gianni pursues half-heartedly with comically inept results. In the end, his big-hearted desire and lively imagination prove that the wanting may be as good as the getting. Official Selection, 2011 Berlin, Moscow and Karlovy Vary Film Festivals.
DIR/SCR Gianni Di Gregorio; SCR Valerio Attanasio; PROD Angelo Barbagallo. Italy, 2011, color, 90 min. In Italian with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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