A Five Star Life

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A Five Star Life

A Five Star Life

About the Film

A Five Star Life is the sophisticated story of one woman's quest for personal and professional fulfillment set against some of the most stunning cities and opulent hotels of the world. Stylish and independent, Irene (Margherita Buy) is a single career woman in her forties with a job to die for. As a luxury hotel critic, she checks into the world's finest establishments incognito to assess their standards, meticulously judging every detail from the concierge's manners to the temperature of the food to the quality of the bedsheets. Her elegant, unattached lifestyle affords her the freedom to jet around the globe at a moment's notice to experience a world of luxury, but doesn't leave her with much of a personal life. On the rare occasions she's not working, Irene's world revolves around her absent-minded sister Silvia (Fabrizia Sacchi), two lively young nieces, and best friend--and former lover--Andrea (Stefano Accorsi). But when Silvia begins to deal with marital problems and Andrea faces an unexpected life change, Irene's small support network is fractured and she struggles to balance a glamorous career with the growing desire for something more. After a chance meeting shakes up her worldview even more, she's compelled to reexamine her choices and charts her own path to happiness despite the expectations of others.
Director: Maria Sole Tognazzi

Reactions

“Delightful...blends comedy and drama in an exquisitely-acted roundelay of continental tourism.” - Harvey Karten, CompuServe ShowBiz

“A little gem of a movie...one of the best films to open this year." - James van Maanen, TrustMovies

Awards & Festivals

  • Winner! David di Donatello Awards 2013 - Best Actress, Margherita Buy
  • David di Donatello Awards 2013 Nominees - Best Editing, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Stefano Accorsi),  Best Supporting Actress (Fabrizia Sacchi)
  • Winner! Italian National Syndicate of Fim Journalists 2013 - Best Comedy 
  • Italian National Syndicate of Fim Journalists 2013 Nominees - Best Actress (Margherita Buy),  Best Supporting Actress (Fabrizia Sacchi), Best Editing, Best Orginal Story, Best Producer 

Cast & Crew

Cast

Irene: Margherita Buy
Andrea: Stefano Accorsi
Silvia: Fabrizia Sacchi
Tommaso: Gian Marco Tognazzi
Fabiana: Alessia Barela
Kate Sherman: Lesley Manville
Eleonora: Carolina Signore
Claudia: Diletta Gradia

Crew

Director: Maria Sole Tognazzi
Story & Screenplay: Ivan Cotroneo, Francesca Marciano, Maria Sole Tognazzi 
Producer: Donatella Botti
Cinematography: Arnaldo Catinari
Editing: Walter Fasano
Production Design: Roberto De Angelis
Orginal Music: Gabriele Roberto

Technical Info

Production Year: 2013
Countries of Production: Italy
Languages: Italian
Running Time: 1h 25m
Screen Ratio: 2.35:1
Sound: Dolby SRD
Color: Yes

Theaters

New York
New York
7/18/14
New Haven
Connecticut
8/1/14
Washington, D.C.
District of Columbia
8/1/14
Grand Junction
Colorado
8/1/14
Encino
California
8/1/14
Pasadena
California
8/1/14
Los Angeles
California
8/1/14
Irvine
California
8/8/14
Santa Barbara
California
8/8/14
Monterey
California
8/8/14
San Francisco
California
8/8/14
Berkeley
California
8/8/14
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
8/15/14
San Jose
California
8/15/14
Miami
Florida
8/15/14
Miami
Florida
8/15/14
Santa Fe
New Mexico
8/22/14
Sarasota
Florida
8/22/14
Boca Raton
Florida
8/22/14
Malverne
New York
8/22/14
Delray Beach
Florida
8/22/14
Minneapolis
Minnesota
8/22/14
Boca Raton
Florida
8/22/14
Lake Worth
Florida
8/22/14
Scottsdale
Arizona
8/22/14
Portland
Oregon
8/29/14
Leawood
Kansas
8/29/14
Millerton
New York
8/29/14
Palm Springs
California
8/29/14
Charlotte
North Carolina
8/29/14
Austin
Texas
8/29/14
Knoxville
Tennessee
8/29/14
New York
New York
8/29/14
Scottsdale
Arizona
8/29/14
Seattle
Washington
8/29/14
Tucson
Arizona
9/5/14
Detroit
Michigan
9/5/14
Bethel
Connecticut
9/5/14
Atlanta
Georgia
9/5/14
Salem
Oregon
9/5/14
Chicago
Illinois
9/5/14
Buffalo
New York
9/5/14
Dallas
Texas
9/12/14
Baltimore
Maryland
9/12/14
San Diego
California
9/12/14
Winston Salem
North Carolina
9/12/14
Peoria
Illinois
9/19/14
Boulder
Colorado
9/24/14
Oak Park
Illinois
10/7/14
Bradenton
Florida
10/11/14

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Awards & Festivals

  • Winner! David di Donatello Awards 2013 - Best Actress, Margherita Buy
  • David di Donatello Awards 2013 Nominees - Best Editing, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Stefano Accorsi),  Best Supporting Actress (Fabrizia Sacchi)
  • Winner! Italian National Syndicate of Fim Journalists 2013 - Best Comedy 
  • Italian National Syndicate of Fim Journalists 2013 Nominees - Best Actress (Margherita Buy),  Best Supporting Actress (Fabrizia Sacchi), Best Editing, Best Orginal Story, Best Producer 

Reactions

“Delightful...blends comedy and drama in an exquisitely-acted roundelay of continental tourism.” - Harvey Karten, CompuServe ShowBiz

“A little gem of a movie...one of the best films to open this year." - James van Maanen, TrustMovies

Detailed Film Info

A Five Star Life is the sophisticated story of one woman's quest for personal and professional fulfillment set against some of the most stunning cities and opulent hotels of the world. Stylish and independent, Irene (Margherita Buy) is a single career woman in her forties with a job to die for. As a luxury hotel critic, she checks into the world's finest establishments incognito to assess their standards, meticulously judging every detail from the concierge's manners to the temperature of the food to the quality of the bedsheets. Her elegant, unattached lifestyle affords her the freedom to jet around the globe at a moment's notice to experience a world of luxury, but doesn't leave her with much of a personal life. On the rare occasions she's not working, Irene's world revolves around her absent-minded sister Silvia (Fabrizia Sacchi), two lively young nieces, and best friend--and former lover--Andrea (Stefano Accorsi). But when Silvia begins to deal with marital problems and Andrea faces an unexpected life change, Irene's small support network is fractured and she struggles to balance a glamorous career with the growing desire for something more. After a chance meeting shakes up her worldview even more, she's compelled to reexamine her choices and charts her own path to happiness despite the expectations of others.

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