Mid-August Lunch (originally released as Pranzo di ferragosto) is a 2008 Italian comedy-drama and the directorial debut of Italian actor and screenwriter Gianni Di Gregorio. It was produced by Italian writer-director Matteo Garrone whose 2008 film Gomorrah was co-written by Di Gregorio. It currently is being distributed in the US by Zeitgeist Films.
Gianni (Gianni Di Gregorio), who is struggling to pay their flat's communal charges, is looking after his 93-year-old mother during Italy's biggest summer holiday, Ferragosto. He makes end meet by looking after other elderly women for the holidays while their families go away, including the mothers of his landlord and doctor, who will forgive his debts in exchange.
|author||Gianni Di Gregorio Simone Riccardini|
|director||Gianni Di Gregorio|
|keywords||doctor who ferragosto struggle summer holiday|
|nomination||European Film Award for Best Screenwriter European Film Award – People's Choice Award for Best European Film|