A Five Star Life

Viaggio da sola

November 18, 2013

Italy | 2013 | 85 minutes | Maria Sole Tognazzi

Director Maria Sole Tognazzi scheduled to attend.

Part Up in the Air, part Eat Pray Love, drama and comedy are effortlessly fused in this clever and stylish world-tour of hotels in Paris, Berlin, the Alps, and Marrakesh. 

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Irene (Margherita Buy) spends her glamorous life traveling around the world to the best hotels, methodically judging their standards in every fastidious respect. Her elaborate reports detail and rate everything from the service, to the temperature of the soup, to the clarity of the wine glasses. However, she remains content and supremely unaware of the glaring imperfections in her own life, or lack of personal life.

When her long-standing friend Andrea (Stefano Accorsi) announces that he has unexpectedly made his latest one-night-stand pregnant, Irene's complacency is shattered. To further add insult to injury, she learns her sister Silvia (Fabrizia Sacchi) is experiencing serious marital difficulties. In addition, Irene is overloaded with work and when on a stop-over in Morocco a hopeful would-be romance is crushed when she learns that the suitor is, in fact, already taken. Irene is challenged to balance her work and personal life, and deal with the more conventional expectations of society. But at its heart, director Maria Sole Tognazzi glorifies freedom of choice in all its forms, and as a result earned Five Star Life five David di Donatello award nominations, including a win for Margherita Buy for Best Actress.

Director: Maria Sole Tognazzi
Principal Cast: Margherita Buy, Alessia Barela, Stefano Accorsi, Lesley Manville, Gianmarco Tognazzi, Fabrizia Sacchi, Fausto Sciarappa, Tommaso Ragno, Jacopo Maria Bicocchi, Gianluca Merolli, Carolina Signore, Diletta Gradia, Henry Arnold, Aaron Hitz, Gisella Szaniszlò, Eirik Bar,
Country: Italy
Year: 2013
Running Time: 85 minutes
Producer: Donatella Botti
Screenplay: Maria Sole Tognazzi, Francesca Marciano, Ivan Cotroneo
Cinematographers: Arnaldo Catinari
Editors: Walter Fasano
Awards: David Di Donatello 2013 (Best Actress)
Language: Italian, French
HasSubTitles: Yes
US Distributor: Music Box Films
International Sales: Rai Trade
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