Home»FEATURES»Mamma mia – Perth filmmaker’s big screen debut

Mamma mia – Perth filmmaker’s big screen debut

Pinterest Google+

HE may possess classic Italian traits passed down by his ancestors – charm, passion and a fondness for lasagne – but AFI award-winning director Franco Di Chiera is no ‘big mamma’s boy’.

The gay Perth-born filmmaker, renowned for his stirring documentaries including The Joys of the Women and Under the Skin, lives a rich and independent life away from his mamma’s watchful gaze.

Leading character, Rocco (Frank Lotito), from his debut feature film – new Melbourne rom-com Big Mamma’s Boy – is not so fortunate.

The 35-year-old bachelor, still living at home, is very much under the thumb of his overbearing, pasta and iron-wielding mamma (Carmelina Di Guglielmo), who goes to great lengths to keep her ‘man-child’ son close.

Di Chiera never lived Rocco’s situation, but he certainly knows men who have.


Read the full story here >>

Via In My Community

Previous post

Asian Actors: A look at Donnie Yen (Hong Kong)

Next post

Taxes and propaganda thwart hopes of would-be Potter audiences in some countries

No Comment

Leave a reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.