Desire meets decline in Salt of Life

Article published on Feb. 9, 2011
Article published on Feb. 9, 2011
While The Salt of Life comes out February 11 in Italy on 150 screens through 01 Distribution and will screen the following day in the Berlinale Special section, Fandango Portobello has already pre-sold the film to France, Benelux and Switzerland.

It marks a promising start to the second, highly anticipated film from 62-year-old director Gianni Di Gregorio, following his publically and critically acclaimed Mid-August Lunch of 2008 (Luigi De Laurentiis Award for Best Debut Film at the Venice festival, a David di Donatello for Best Debut Director, a Nastro d'Argento and numerous international prizes).

The Jacques Tati of Trastevere (Rome’s most picturesque neighborhood, where the director was born) returns in slightly different form from Di Gregorio’s directorial debut, in another equally small and equally universal film. In Mid-August Lunch, Di Gregorio played the only son of a faded, capricious, oppressive and once-rich widow whom he had to care for.

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