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Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2007 | Australia
Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2007 | Australia
THE GET-TOGETHER DINNER
THE GET-TOGETHER DINNER
LA CENA PER FARLI CONOSCERE
Director: Pupi Avati
Cast: Diego Abatantuono, Vanessa Incontrada, Violante Placido, Ines Sastre, Francesca Neri
Runtime: 99 mins

Prolific director and President of Cinecitta' Studios, Pupi Avati (A HEART ELSEWHERE, THE SECOND WEDDING NIGHT) delivers a touching comedy about three stepsisters playing cupid for their father, a jaded TV star whose career has seen better days. As lacerating as it is comical, Avati's first film set in Rome shines against the sparkling backdrop of Christmas in Italy.

Actor Sandro Lanza (the legendary Diego Abatantuono) is having a hard time. Over the past few years he has lost his hair, his friends and also his whip-smart tongue with which he used to be able to turn any situation to his own advantage. Once the star of his own TV series, his role has now dwindled down to a bit part. After a disastrous plastic surgery operation he decides to fake a suicide attempt to garner publicity and get his name back into the celebrity rags.

His three estranged daughters, all by different mothers, rush to his bedside. Reunited after many years, they decide that their father needs to meet a different kind of woman to get him back on track and they have just the woman in mind! Alma Kero (Francesca Neri), a cultured, intelligent and independent woman is the type whom Sandro has always avoided but little does he know, his daughters are already organizing a dinner for them to meet...