Mid-August Lunch

Director:   Gianni Di Gregorio
Year:   2008
Language:   Italian
Time:   75 minutes

A middle-aged Roman leads a lazy, carefree life until his unpaid condo fees catch up with him. Faced with eviction for himself and his aging mother, he agrees to take care of two elderly relatives of the condo manager in exchange for reduction of his debt. More residents press him take in elderly relative so they too may leave Rome to enjoy the mid-August holiday Ferragosto. His lazy carefree life comes to an abrupt end.

Not rated.

Post-film discussion led by Dr. Rachel Krantz, Associate Professor of English and Modern Languages at Shepherd University.


Background on the film.

A selection of reviews of the film.

A history of the Roman holiday Ferragosto.