Italian Film Cineclub: “Pranzo di Ferragosto,” July 20 at Guilford Free Library
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July 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This film series provides a window on Italian culture. Join our Italian Cineclub featuring former Yale professor Monica Georgeo who will screen and moderate the discussion in English and Italian of the three selected films.
July 20, 2017: Pranzo di Ferragosto, Di Gregorio 2009, comedy
Giovanni is fifty and the only child of his mother, a widow with whom he lives in an apartment in Rome. It’s mid-August and hot in the city. His mother has a fairly demanding nature and so Giovanni spends as much time in the local bar as in his apartment, where he does a lot of the household chores. Ferragosto, the traditional free weekend in Italy (Assumption) is coming up and Giovanni receives a visit from his landlord: Can he look after the landlord’s mother for two days?
July 27, 2017: Mine vaganti – Fernan Ozpetek 2010, drama-romance.
Films in Italian with English subtitles.