| 2013 | 85 minutes | |
Maria Sole Tognazzi

Sunday September 07, 2014


$25 General Admission, $20 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Maria Sole Tognazzi
Ivan Cotroneo, Francesca Marciano

Stefano Accorsi, Henry Arnold, Eirik Bar

Our closing night reception will begin immediately following the film and is to be held in the Film Center lobby and porch area – food and libations and live music. 

A Five Star Life is the sophisticated and delightful 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 thetemperature 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.

Described by The Hollywood Reporter as “part Up In The Air, part Eat Pray Love,” A Five Star Life is a warm and heartfelt trip worth taking.  ff20140131a5a



A ticket for this film is good for admission to both the reception and the film itself.  There will be no tickets sold for each event individually.

"In a word, A Five Star Life is rich. See it and you'll understand what I mean." Amy R. Handler FILM THREAT

"A frequently sumptuous pleasure to watch." Jen Chaney THE DISSOLVE

"Margherita Buy very much deserved the Italian Oscar she won for her role" Emily S. Mendel CULTUREVULTURE.NET

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