La cena (The Supper). 1998. Italy/France. Directed by Ettore Scola. Screenplay by Scola, Furio Scarpelli, Silvia Scola, Giamcomo Scarpelli. With Vittorio Gassman, Stefania Sandrelli, Fanny Ardant. In Italian; English subtitles. 127 min.
At a small neighborhood restaurant diners come and go, and we experience their lives and relationships through food, wine, discussion, and emotion. The eclectic mix of patrons, including a magician, a Japanese couple, and a strange professor, contributes to the offbeat vibe.