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by Maria Sole Tognazzi


In her 40s, single Irene is a high-class hotel critic who travels to most exclusive resorts, only to spend her time writing up elaborately detailed reports about all the things the staff is doing wrong. Whether timing the room service, taking the temperature of white wine or inspecting dust levels with lint gloves, her voyages are far from relaxing, while her home life is pretty much nonexistent -- save for a longstanding friendship with handsome organic food purveyor Andrea.

international title: A Five Star Life
original title: Viaggio sola
country: Italy
sales agent: RAI Com
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Maria Sole Tognazzi
film run: 85'
release date: IT 24/04/2013, ES 25/04/2014, FR 09/07/2014
screenplay: Maria Sole Tognazzi, Francesca Marciano, Ivan Cotroneo
cast: Margherita Buy, Alessia Barela, Stefano Accorsi, Lesley Manville, Gianmarco Tognazzi, Fabrizia Sacchi, Fausto Sciarappa
cinematography by: Arnaldo Catinari
film editing: Walter Fasano
art director: Roberto De Angelis
costumes designer: Antonella Cannarozzi
music: Gabriele Roberto
producer: Donatella Botti
production: Bianca Film, RAI Cinema
backing: Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali - Direzione Generale per il cinema, Augustus Color, The Leading Hotels of the World
distributor: Teodora Film, Bellissima Films, Caramel Films