Monday, November 29, 2010

Mid-August Lunch (Pranzo di Ferragosto)

I have a friend, Susan, to thank for pointing me towards this lovely film about a middle-aged son, his aged mother and an unexpected houseful of similarly aged women over the weekend of this holiday. It is a tender and true film, which made me laugh, smile and cry a bit, but more importantly helped restore my faith in what a skilled writer and film director can do with the simplest material.

Like my little circular box (see previous blog), it continues to make me smile as I write about it. And this is all the more important, as I find that there have been very few other things in the wider world outside which make me smile at the moment.

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