Italian cineclub: Astolfo
Samen met L’Istituto Italiano di Cultura en de Italian Cineclub presenteren we recente Italiaanse cinema.
Flavio Aulino on the movie he selected for this month:
DI GREGORIO IS BACK WITH A GRACEFUL COMEDY IN HIS INIMITABLE STYLE.
Astolfo, a retired professor, is evicted from the house where he has lived all his life and is forced to look for another place to live. Unfortunately, the prices in Rome are far too high for his modest income. Astolfo is left with only one last resort: an old family home, abandoned for years, and some property in a small village in Lazio, so he decides to take refuge there. But over the years, the sizeable aristocratic house and the land left uncultivated have become coveted by many in the village. Times have changed, and life has become more complex and sadder, but fortunately, love has no age, and it is the only consolation for the pain of living. Di Gregorio directs and performs a graceful and light comedy, bringing on the adventures of the character we have known and followed since the well-known ‘Pranzo di Ferragosto’ a few years ago. He used a group of not-so-famous actors (apart from the always great Stefania Sandrelli), but they are all perfect and suitable for their roles. The film was nominated at David di Donatello Awards for best original screenplay.