Case study

Pranzo di ferragosto

Mid-August Lunch is a 2008 Italian comedy-drama and the directorial debut of Italian actor and screenwriter Gianni Di Gregorio. It was produced by Matteo Garrone (whose 2008 film Gomorrah was co-written by Di Gregorio). The film won the Grand Prix Award and the Audience Award at the International Film Festival Bratislava, and also the Luigi De Laurentiis Award for a First Feature Film at the 65th Venice Film Festival in 2008 – among many the awards it also won at several other film festivals. It was distributed in all the sample countries and in almost 25 countries all over the world.

Director:
Gianni Di Gregorio
Writer/s:
Gianni Di Gregorio, Simone RIccardini
Cast:
Valeria De Franciscis, Marina Cacciotti, Maria Calì, Grazia Cesarini Sforza, Gianni DI Gregorio
Producer/s:
Archimede [IT], Fandango [IT], Rai Cinema [IT], Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali (MiBAC) [IT] (support)
Release date:
September 2, 2008
International releases:
Italy Sept 2, 2008 (Venice Film Festival)
Italy Sept 5, 2008
Brazil Sept 29, 2008 (Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival)
United Kingdom Oct 22, 2008 (London Film Festival)
Japan Oct 24, 2008 (Tokyo International Film Festival)
France Jan 22, 2009 (L'Alpe d'Huez International Comedy Film Festival)
Sweden Jan 27, 2009 (Göteborg International Film Festival)
Germany Feb 9, 2009 (Berlin International Film Festival)
France Mar 11, 2009
Hong Kong Mar 23, 2009 (Hong Kong International Film Festival)
United States Apr 2009 (San Francisco International Film Festival)
Argentina Apr 3, 2009 (Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema)
Portugal Apr 16, 2009
Germany Apr 30, 2009
Austria May 15, 2009
Spain May 22, 2009
United States June 2009 (Los Angeles Film Festival)
United States June 1, 2009 (Seattle International Film Festival)
Belgium June 10, 2009
Denmark Jul 3, 2009
Czech Republic Jul 4, 2009 (Karlovy Vary International Film Festival)
Brazil Jul 31, 2009
Sweden Jul 31, 2009
Greece Aug 13, 2009
United Kingdom Aug 14, 2009
Italy Aug 20, 2009 (Mantova Film Fest)
Netherlands Aug 20, 2009
Hungary Aug 27, 2009
Iceland Sept 20, 2009 (Reykjavik International Film Festival)
Poland Oct 2009 (Warsaw Film Festival)
Canada Oct 7, 2009 (Vancouver International Film Festival)
Germany Oct 30, 2009 (DVD premiere)
United States Nov 18, 2009 (Starz Denver Film Festival)
Egypt Dec 16, 2009 (Panorama of European Film)
United States Jan 2010 (Palm Springs International Film Festival)
United States Mar 17, 2010 (New York City, New York)
United States Apr 17, 2010 (RiverRun International Film Festival)
United States Apr 17, 2010 (Wisconsin Film Festival)
United States Sept 24, 2010 (Milwaukee Film Festival)
Israel Mar 3, 2011
Argentina Mar 10, 2011
Poland Jul 25, 2011 (New Horizons Film Festival)
Chile Sept 22, 2011
Serbia Aug 22, 2013
Philippines Sept 6, 2013 (Cine Europa Film Festival) (Mandaluyong)
Distributors:
Fandango [IT] – (2008) Theatrical
ABC Distribution [BE] – (2009) Theatrical
Camera Film [DK] – (2009) Theatrical
Cinemien [NL] – (2009) Theatrical
Zeitgeist Films [US] – (2009) Theatrical
Fandango [IT] – (2009) DVD
Filmladen [AT] – (2009) All media
Filmtrade [GR] – (2009) All media
Homescreen [NL] – (2009) DVD
Imovision [BR] – (2009) All media
Le Pacte [FR] – (2009) All media
Pandora Filmproduktion [DE] – (2009) All media
Xenix Filmdistribution [CH] – (2009) All media
Rialto Distribution [AU] – (2010) All media
Rialto Distribution [NZ] – (2010) All media
Transeuropa Video Entertainment (TVE) [AR] – (2011) DVD
CDI Films [AR] – (2011) Theatrical