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A Five Star Life

A Five Star Life is the sophisticated and delightful story of one woman’s quest for romantic and professional fulfillment set against some of the most stunning cities and luxurious 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 the "surprise guest," she arrives incognito at the world’s finest hotels 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 companionship. After a chance meeting shakes up her world view 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.

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

Played at

Royal, 8.01.14 - 8.21.14
Playhouse 7, 8.01.14 - 8.21.14
Town Center 5, 8.01.14 - 8.21.14
Rated NR This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Runtime: 85 min
Language: English, French, Italian

Director: Maria Sole Tognazzi
Cast: Fabrizia Sacchi, Margherita Buy, Stefano Accorsi)
FEATURED REVIEW: Marsha McCreadie, Film Journal International
In A Five Star Life, Margherita Buy is quite engaging as Irene, a most attractive 40-ish woman with an enviable career she really grooves on. Irene is an inspector of top-of-the-line hotels such as Paris’ Hotel de Crillon, with a travel agenda to the luxury spots of Switzerland...