Cena d’aragoste

Lobster Dinner | Hummer zum Abendbrot
Leone and Michele play football together, puff their first cigarettes, and exchange conspiratorial glances while secretly scrubbing their teeth in conspiracy afterwards. Michele, a boy from a wealthy family, loves to spend time at the chaotic but loving home of his friend Leone. Up to now, their different backgrounds were never an issue. Today Michele has brought a huge pot of lobsters, and carries the living creatures into his friend’s kitchen.
by Gregorio Franchetti
with Matteo De Buono, Edoardo Zuena, Marta Zoffoli, Fanni Wrochna
USA / Italy 2017 Italian 14’ Colour empfohlen ab 12 Jahren


  • Matteo De Buono (Leone)
  • Edoardo Zuena (Michele)
  • Marta Zoffoli (Anna)
  • Fanni Wrochna (Au Pair)


Written and Directed by Gregorio Franchetti
Cinematography Ilya Sapeha
Editing Chiara Dainese
Sound Paolo Giuliani
Production Design Susanna Della Sala
Costumes Camilla Giuliani
Make-Up Alice Gentili
Casting Alessandra Troisi
Assistant Director Lorenzo Signoretti
Production Management Francesca Andriani
Executive Producers Jake Blaine, Guido Cannaviello
Producer Axel Öhman
Co-Producers Cecilia Linares, Marcello Demner

Produced by

Magdalene Films

Gatto Film

Gregorio Franchetti

He was born and grew up in Rome, Italy. After graduating from SOAS, University of London, he worked on various independent film productions and then took up a degree in directing and screenwriting at Columbia University in New York. Lobster Dinner is his graduation film.


2015 La sosta (Layover); short film 2017 Cena d’aragoste (Lobster Dinner); short film

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018