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Mamma mia ““ Perth filmmaker’s big screen debut

26 July 2011

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Mamma mia ““ Perth filmmaker’s big screen debut

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.

 

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