Summery romantic comedy about a professor who moves to a dilapidated family palace in Abruzzo after retirement and discovers that it is never too late for love.
After good-hearted Astolfo is evicted from his flat in Rome, he decides to move into a dilapidated palace, the last vestige of his family’s property in a remote village in Abruzzo. He has not been there for decades and on arrival he finds an uninvited guest. However, the vagrant is allowed to stay and the company is even joined by a retired cook and a young handyman. When he meets a charming lady his age, Astolfo soon falls in love. Encouraged by his loyal group, Astolfo takes a bold step and learns that it is never too late for love.
Italian director Gianni Di Gregorio made his debut as a director with the film Pranco di Ferragasto (2008), in which he also starred himself. For Astolfo too, he wrote the screenplay, directed the film and starred as an actor.
Cheery tunes and the lively presence of 1970s celebrity Stefania Sandrelli (Il conformista) keep the mood up.