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A Five Star Life

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Overview

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.

Reactions, Awards & Festivals

"Up in the Air meets Eat Pray Love"

The Hollwood Reporter

"The final destination of A Five Star Life is well worth the wait"

Washington Post

“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

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Original Music : Gabriele Roberto
Technical Info
  • Production Year : 2013
  • Release Date : 07/18/14
  • Countries of Production : Italy
  • Languages : Italian
  • Running Time : 85 Minutes
  • Screen Ratio : 2.35:1
  • Sound : Dolby SRD
  • Color : Color
  • Rating : Not Rated
Theatrical Engagements
Theater Name
City
State
Date
New York
NY
07/18/2014
New Haven
CT
08/01/2014
Washington
DC
08/01/2014
Encino
CA
08/01/2014
Pasadena
CA
08/01/2014
Los Angeles
CA
08/01/2014
Santa Barbara
CA
08/08/2014
Irvine
CA
08/08/2014
Monterey
CA
08/08/2014
San Jose
CA
08/15/2014
Miami
FL
08/15/2014
Santa Fe
NM
08/22/2014
Sarasota
FL
08/22/2014
Boca Raton
FL
08/22/2014
Malverne
NY
08/22/2014
Edina
MN
08/22/2014
Scottsdale
AZ
08/22/2014
Lake Worth
FL
08/22/2014
Boca Raton
FL
08/22/2014
Portland
OR
08/29/2014
Leawood
KS
08/29/2014
Palm Springs
CA
08/29/2014
Charlotte
NC
08/29/2014
Knoxville
TN
08/29/2014
Scottsdale
AZ
08/29/2014
Bethel
CT
09/05/2014
Salem
OR
09/05/2014
Chicago
IL
09/05/2014
Atlanta
GA
09/05/2014
Tucson
AZ
09/05/2014
Buffalo
NY
09/05/2014
Detroit
MI
09/05/2014
Winston Salem
NC
09/12/2014
San Diego
CA
09/12/2014
Peoria
IL
09/19/2014
Brandenton
FL
10/11/2014
DVD/Blu-Ray Special Features

Deleted Scenes

A FIVE STAR LIFE: Behind The Scenes