Directed by Gianni Di Gregorio
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?
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.
See also Gianni Di Gregorio's The Salt of Life.
Interested in bringing Mid-August Lunch to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.
Mid-August Lunch may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase the DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880. Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu.
RT' @Filmworker_SK13': Best documentaries of 2018: good nonfiction movies to watch this year - Polygon' https://t.co/EZpFgTADUH'
Listen to this fantastic' @KCRW' The Document piece on #ChefFlynnFilm, which opens this weekend at the' @NuartTheatre…'' https://t.co/h1K6hE6y5g'
RT' @Superfluously': Hey LA, call in cinema to work and come out for the final (😿) day of #AFIFEST. Lots of good stuff including Lila Avilés’…
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming Soon! First Time on DVD and Blu-ray! The Champagne Murders (1967) Starring Anthony Perkins, Maurice Ronet, Sté…
RT' @LTSanFranBay': Director Cameron Yates creates a collage of Flynn McGarry’s singular focus and one-of-a-kind childhood in #ChefFlynn. Ope…
RT' @LandmarkLTC': The' @diningwithflynn' doc #ChefFlynn opens tomorrow at' @NuartTheatre' with multiple filmmaker and film subject Q&As over the…
RT' @FilmForumNYC': JUST ANNOUNCED!' @diningwithflynn' will be Skyping in for the 6:50 CHEF FLYNN filmmaker Q&A tomorrow from the kitchen at Ge…
RT' @FilmForumNYC': 🚨CHEF FLYNN on' @colbertlateshow'! 🚨 Watch' @diningwithflynn' cook the hell out of some beets (in blackberry-scented beeswax!…
RT' @brokehorrorfan': The Puppet Masters starring Donald Sutherland hits Blu-ray next month via' @KinoLorber':' https://t.co/S2M9Pt8OW7' Art by…
Inquiries & Press
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871
Press & Media
For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 212-629-6880.