The director who showed all the anxieties and the malaises of modern society
It may be the chemistry between the two actors or the subtle and careful construction of the characters' psychology
Caligari is able to reach an intense dramatic tension throughout the film and to portray bits of reality with strong vividness.
Mid-August Lunch is the first film directed by Gianni Di Gregorio, who also wrote the screenplay and played the main role. But it really doesn't look like a debut.
Adriana (Stefania Sandrelli) is a naïve girl, who moves to Rome from the countryside to pursue a career in cinema, but ends up being exploited and deceived by every man she meets: her agent Cianfanna (Nino Manfredi), who is supposed to help her find a
Antonio Pietrangeli, Italian director and screenwriter, father of the commedia all’italiana.