Original title: Pranzo di ferragosto
Director: Gianni di Gregorio
Cast: Valeria de Franciscis, Marina Cacciotti, Maria Calì
Italy 2008 | Colour | 76 mins | Drama
Avaliable on: DVD
Gianni is a middle-aged man, the only son of his widowed mother, with whom he lives in an old house in central Rome. Living under the tyranny of this impoverished aristocrat, his life drags on between housework and going to the bar. The day before the August bank holiday the condominium manager asks him to take his mother into his home for the two days of the bank holiday. The manager treacherously turns up with two women, since he doesn't know where to take his aunt, he brings her along too. Gianni is overwhelmed and crushed by the clash between these three dominant characters...