Gianni Di Gregorio pulls off a rare filmmaking triple-crown with the thoroughly charming and sweetly comic Mid-August Lunch, an award-winner at the Venice Film Festival which he directed, wrote the screenplay for, and starred in. Already struggling to care for his aging and headstrong mother, Gianni (played by Di Gregorio) gets all that he can handle when a friend abruptly saddles him with the task of caring for his elderly mother and aunt as he leaves town for a vacation.