Leytonstone Pop-Up Cinema is proud to present the following screening:
Mid August Lunch (U)
Dir: Gianni Di Gregorio. (2008) Italy; 75 min. In Italian, with English subtitles.
“Gianni is a middle-aged man living in Rome with his imposing and demanding elderly mother. His only outlet from her and the increasing debt into which they are sinking, are the increasingly frequent quiet sessions at the local tavern. As an Oriental saying goes, ‘Moments of crisis are moments of opportunities’. These appear during the celebration of the holiday of Ferragosto on 15 August. That’s when everybody leaves town to have fun. Opportunity knocks on Gianni’s door in the most unexpected way” (*)
“This is a film about the joys of entertaining. It illustrates the isolation that comes with aging and our continued need to socialize. There is an Italian saying, “A tavola no s’invecchia,” that articulates the theme perfectly, “The passage of time is suspended with experiencing the pleasure of good food, good wine and company. […] Mid-August Lunch” dishes up “slice of life” humor with simple, authentic Italian flavors like those in the perch with potatoes, oregano and rosemary lovingly served at the holiday feast.” (*)
(*) Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1277728