A film by Gianni Di Gregorio
“CRITIC’S PICK. The movie’s sensuous appreciation of ripeness and abundance extends to food, clothing and foliage; the lushness of a city in bloom virtually bursts from the screen.”
–Stephen Holden, The New York Times
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 with a dash of bittersweet. In The Salt of Life, Gianni plays a middle-aged retiree who has become invisible to all the women of Rome, regardless of age or relation. He contends with a demanding mother (played by Lunch’s great nonagenarian Valeria de Franciscis Bendoni), a patronizing wife, a slacker daughter, and a wild party-girl neighbor who uses him… as a dog walker. Watching his codger friends snare beautiful young girlfriends on the sun-kissed cobblestones of Trastevere, Gianni tries his polite, utterly gracious best to generate some kind of extracurricular love life-with both hilarious and poignant results.
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
- Gorgeous HD master, enhanced for widescreen viewing
- 30 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage
- New interview with director/star Gianni Di Gregorio
- U.S. theatrical trailer
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