Archive Cinema City 2012.

The Salt of Life

Gianni e le donne

Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Year: 2011
Duration: 90 min

Director: Gianni Di Gregorio
Scenario: Gianni Di Gregorio, Valerio Attanadio

Cast: Gianni Di Gregorio, Valeria De Franciscis, Alfonso Santagata, Elisabetta Piccolomini, Valeria Cavalli

Programme selection: Exit Point

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House husband Gianni has many things to worry about while his retirement slips by doing boring chores for his wife, mother, daughter and pretty neighbour. But romance is not one of them. One day his old friend Alfonso, inspired by his own surprising sexual escapades, decides it’s time for Gianni to get a girlfriend and reacquaint himself with some of life’s pleasures.


Berlinale (Berlinale Special), Transilvania (Supernova), Karlovy Vary (Horizons), Melbourne (International Panorama), Helsinki (Orizzonti Italiani), Vancouver (Special Presentations), Mill Valley (World Cinema), Göteborg (Festivalfavoriter)


Gianni Di Gregorio was born in Rome in 1949. He writes and acts in his own films. He has won many awards for co-writing the Mafia film GOMORRAH. MID-AUGUST LUNCH, made when he was nearly 60, won him the David di Donatello award for Best New Director.


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