Welcome to our 4th Film Feast!
Bia Sásta and IndieCork are delighted to present this very special night of film, food and wine. We bring Cork’s film and food lovers together to enjoy locally produced food and organic wine, this time in the new Blacknight Film Centre at Kino Cinema.It is a wonderful full circle to present The Film Feast at this venue.
To celebrate this and to coincide with our Italian film, we are presenting the event with banquet tables in a new setting, to give you that communal experience when it comes to enjoying both food and film. ‘Mid-August Lunch’ embodies this famial enjoyment and the importance of food over a typical Italian holiday period.
We welcome back the amazing delicious organic wines of Mary Pawle Wines, a company almost twenty years in business. The commitment and creative vision in bringing organic wines to Ireland is special. Enjoy Mary’s wine, a tasty plate of food, and the warm and comedic charm of Mid August Lunch!
Mid-August Lunch / Pranzo di Ferragosto
Gianni Di Gregorio/ Italian/ 2008/ 75mins
This charmingly sunny and human Italian comedy, concerns Gianni, a middle-aged man living in Rome, with his imposing and demanding elderly mother. His only escape from her and the increasing debt they are sinking into, are his visits to the local tavern. As an Oriental saying goes, 'Moments of crisis are moments of opportunities'. These appear during the celebration of the holiday of Ferragosto on 15 August. That's when everybody leaves town to have fun. However, Gianni’s landlord decides payback involves Gianni looking after his mother too on this important Italian feast day. Then someone else shows up with their ageing aunt. They all must be fed, and properly, Italian style.
‘A film of gentle wit with a wicked twinkle in it’s eye’ Sight & Sound
‘A gem, entirely irrestistIble’ The Hollywood Reporter