The Salt of Life

Apr 9 – 12
Wed 6:00 8:10
Thu 6:00 8:10 (last show)

(Italy / 2011 / dir by Gianni Di Gregorio)
Unrated / 90 mins.
In his warm and witty follow-up to the 2010 hit Mid-August Lunch, writer-director-actor Gianni Di Gregorio has created another sparkling comedy – this time with a dash of the bittersweet.
Gianni is a 60-something retiree who’s under the thumb of a needy, possessive mother (played by Lunch‘s Valeria De Franciscis), a wife and daughter who take him for granted, and a downstairs neighbor who treats him like a glorified dog-walker. Feeling he’s become invisible to women, Gianni watches his friends snare younger beauties on the sun-kissed cobblestones of Trastevere and tries his polite, utterly gracious best to generate some kind of extracurricular love life, with both hilarious and poignant results. The breeziness of The Salt Of Life combines beautifully with a touching consideration of mortality in this intelligent and winsome film.
In Italian with subtitles.
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