Producers on the Move
21 May 2019

Bottoms Up

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Bottoms Up (Alla salute!)

Bottoms Up (Alla salute!)

original title:

ALLA SALUTE!

directed by:

cast:

Nicola Difino, Roy Paci, Simone Salvini, Paola Maugeri, Don Pasta, Diego Rossi, Attilio Guarini, Vincenzo Deluci

cinematography:

country:

Italy

year:

2018

film run:

72'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (25/05/2018)

festivals & awards:

Can one be happy despite being gravely ill? Nick Difino, a food performer, posed this question to himself. After being diagnosed with a Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, his disease became a challenge to find his own “recipe for happiness”. His story – mainly narrated using his video diaries – is alternated with the voices of seven acclaimed Chefs and artists – among which Simone Salvini, Roy Paci, Diego Rossi and others – who portray Nick’s struggle, since cooking for him during the treatment has got them closely involved. While preparing the meals they ponder over subjects as disease, happiness, love for life, death and – of course – the role of Food.