INSPIRATION :: The Foreign Film “Mid-August Lunch”

Today, the evil oak pollen was out in force, swirling on the thick air, sailing up through the closed windows and into the apartment. I sneezed, and sneezed and sneezed and sneezed until I was entirely out of commission, forced to do something rare — rest, mid-day.

So I took my (Italian) mother’s advice, cozied up on the couch with a pillow or five, and put on Mid-August Lunch/Pranzo di Ferragosto.

Mid-August Lunch

It’s the heat of the summer, it’s mid-August, and everyone in Rome has emptied out to go on holiday.

Except for Gianni.

And his mother.

Still from Mid-August-Lunch

And perhaps his landlord’s elderly aunt, and…well, it’s on Netflix Instant, so you’ll have to find out the rest for yourself.

I do know one thing. I want to celebrate Ferragosto this August 15!