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Mamma mia ““ Perth filmmaker’s big screen debut

26 July 2011


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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