Director Gianni Di Gregorio / 2011 / Italy

"Getting under the skin of a certain Mediterranean male psyche in a way that is both funny, poignant, life-enhancing, and much cheaper than a return ticket to Italy." - Screen International

Retired Gianni lives a quiet life in a comfortable Roman apartment, running errands for his wife and fielding incessant calls from his mother. All is calm until his friend Alphonso points out that Gianni is the only man without a mistress - even the decrepit old guy at the local bar has a lover! Appalled, Gianni decides he must do something, and so begins his bittersweet search for a paramour.

Set amidst the verdant beauty of spring-time Rome, actor-writer-director Gianni Di Gregorio (Mid-August Lunch) plays his alter ego with a wistful self-mockery in this tale of the often vast gap between fantasy and reality.

D Gianni Di Gregorio P Angelo Barbagallo S Valerio Attanasio, Gianni Di Gregorio Dist Rialto L Italian w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2011

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