The Feast (L’Abbuffata)
Mimmo Calopresti's ensemble charmer is the tale of three aspiring young filmmakers with a movie camera who dream of bringing a local Calabrian story to the big screen.
The seaside town of Diamante in Calabria is the kind of place where time seems to stand still. Bored youngster Gabriele (Paolo Briguglia), along with two friends, interview family and neighbors in search of a story good enough to film. They find it in Aunt Caterina, who fell in love with a distant cousin when they were teens just before he emigrated to America, and for whose return she is still waiting. Neri (Diego Abatantuono), a former film director now living in Diamante is no help in helping them realize their dream, so they decide to travel to Rome in search of a big name actor. There they meet Amelie (Valerie Bruni Tedeschi), who seems interested in their film, telling them she will mention it to Gerard, her fiancé. Gerard turns out to be Gerard Depardieu, the actress’ real fiancé! Could this be the turning point for them? (Source: Italian Film Festival)