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Gianni Di Gregorio is looking for love in The Salt of Life.
The latest comedy from Italian director/actor Gianni Di Gregorio, 2011’s The Salt of Life is a follow-up to Di Gregorio ‘s popular 2010 arthouse film Mid-August Lunch.
In The Salt of Life, Di Gregorio portrays the middle-aged retiree Gianni, who has become invisible to all the women of Rome, regardless of age or relation. In his day-to-day existence, Gianni must contend with an aristocratic, spendthrift mother (again played by Lunchʼs Valeria de Franciscis Bendoni); a wife who is more patronizing friend than romantic partner; an ambivalent, slacker daughter (played by Di Gregorioʼs real-life daughter); and a wild party-girl neighbor who uses him…as a dog walker. Watching his codger friends snare beautiful younger women, Gianni tries his best to generate some kind of extracurricular love life—with results that are both funny and poignant.