Pranzo di Ferragosto
(Italy, 2008, 76 minutes)
A middle-aged Roman who's unemployed to take care of his elderly mother accepts to take up in his flat the landlord's mother over an August bank holiday to make up for the rent he owes, but ends up stuck with four old ladies. Modest, amiable little comedy that plays like an extended anecdote but doesn't go very far.
A Fandango release. Matteo Garrone presents an Archimede production, in association with RAI Cinema. Starring Valeria de Franciscis, Marina Cacciotti, Maria Calì, Grazia Cesarini Sforza; Alfonso Santagata, Gianni di Gregorio; and Marcello Ottolenghi. Directed by Gianni di Gregorio; produced by Matteo Garrone; screenplay by Gianni di Gregorio, from a story by Gianni di Gregorio, Simone Riccardini; music by Ratchev & Carratello; director of photography (Augustuscolor), Gian Enrico Bianchi; production designer, Susanna Cascella; costume designer, Silvia Polidori; film editor, Marco Spoletini.