Emerging Pictures Announces “Cinema Made in Italy”

Emerging Pictures recently announced “Cinema Made In Italy,” a major new initiative between Istituto Luce- Cinecittà, the Italian Trade Commission and Emerging Pictures that will pro-vide distribution ...

Preview: Afs Selects 'The Salt of Life' Opening Friday

In The Salt of Life (with an Italian title better translated as Gianni and the Women), Gianni (Gianni Di Gregorio) is a sweet sadsack of a man, nearing 60 but already "retired" for nearly a decade. He ...

The Salt of Life Movie Review

The Salt of Life Movie Review Title: The Salt of Life (Gianni e le donne) Director: Gianni Di Gregorio Cast: Gianni Di Gregorio, Valeria De Franciscis and Alfonso Santagata Most love stories take a look at young love. Two young ...

DVD Review - The Salt of Life (2011)

The Salt of Life (Italian: Gianni e le Donne), 2011. Directed by Gianni Di Gregorio. Starring Gianni Di Gregorio, Alfonso Santagata, Elisabetta Piccolomini, Valeria Cavalli and Valeria de ...

This week's new films

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (12A) (Rupert Wyatt, 2011, Us) James Franco, Freida Pinto, Tom Felton, John Lithgow, Andy Serkis. 105 mins Like X-Men: First Class, this expensive but empty effects ...

The Salt of Life Review

The protagonist in writer/director and star Gianni Di Gregorio’s poignant new Italian drama, The Salt of Life (Gianni e le donne), may well be in his autumn years and settling down to retirement, but ...

Exclusive: The Salt Of Life Clip

Exclusive: The Salt Of Life Clip He may be a little older than your average up-and-comer but Gianni Di Gregorio is steadily carving a niche for himself as one of the freshest voices in Italian cinema. His second directorial gig, The ...

Mid-August Lunch (Pranzo di ferragosto) | Review

Director: Gianni Di Gregorio Writer: Gianni di Gregorio, Simone Riccardini. Starring: Gianni Di Gregorio, Valeria de Franciscis, Marina Cacciotti, Maria Cali, Nazan Kırılmış Written and directed by ...

‘Mid-August Lunch’ Pleasant, Tenderly Tasty Trifle

Rating: 3.0/5.0 Chicago – Not much happens in “Mid-August Lunch.” It’s as uneventful and often benign as the title suggests, though that’s not to say it’s dull. Some films are primarily about plot, ...

Indie Film Focus - Mid-August Lunch - Trailer, poster, images for the Zeitgeist Films release.

Back to indie film. Now our current film focus is on Gianni Di Gregorio's "Mid-August Lunch" (a.k.a. "Pranzo di Ferragosto") which Zeitgeist Films distributes in the U.S. The cast is frontlined by ...