The Salt of Life

Written by Bastian on . Posted in Catalog, Film

Facts
  • Director Gianni Di Gregorio
  • Screenwriter Valerio Attanasio – Gianni Di Gregorio
  • Producer: Angelo Barbagallo – Gaetano Daniele – Isabella Spinelli
  • Starring: Gianni Di Gregorio – Valeria De Franciscis – Alfonso Santagata – Elisabetta Piccolomini
  • Production Design: Susanna Cascella
  • Cinematography by: Gian Enrico Bianchi
  • Editor: Marco Spoletini
  • Music by: Ratchev & Carratello
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Year of release: 2011
 
THE-SALT-OF-LIFE-HD-POSTER 10/10 “…sometimes the film takes a different way, turning from the comedy for a moment, with beautiful flashes of melancholy and bittersweet fatalism which reach levels of great cinema.”
claudio canaletto from Italy
8/10

Pleasant and thought-provoking, this comedy proves one more time that, contrary to conventional wisdom, Italian cinema is not dead.
guy-bellinger
 from Montigny-lès-Metz, France
NOMINATED – BRATISLAVA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2011
Grand Prix
NOMINATED – DAVID DI DONATELLO AWARDS 2011
Best Producer, Best Supporting Actress
NOMINATED – HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2011
Best Film
NOMINATED – ITALIAN NATIONAL SYNDICATE OF FILM JOURNALISTS 2011
Silver Ribbon

Directed by Gianni Di Gregorio

In The Salt of Life, Gianni (Gianni Di Gregorio) plays a middle-aged retiree who has become invisible to all distaff Romans, regardless of age or relation. He contends with an aristocratic, spendthrift mother (Valeria de Franciscis); a wife who is more patronizing friend than romantic partner; a daughter (played by Di Gregorio’s daughter Teresa) with a slacker boyfriend whom Gianni unwillingly befriends; and a wild young neighbor who sees him merely as her dog walker. Watching his “codger”friends snare beautiful younger women on the sun-kissed cobblestones of Trastevere, Gianni tries his polite, utterly gracious best to generate some kind of extracurricular love life-with both hilarious and poignant results.

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