FORTUNATA
2017, True Colors, 103 min, Italy, Dir: Sergio Castellitto

After the international success of DON’T MOVE, director Sergio Castellitto returns with this suburban fairy tale of female empowerment. On the verge of a divorce from her contentious husband and with a young daughter in therapy, Fortunata (Cannes Best Actress winner Jasmine Trinca, in a star-making performance) is struggling to stay afloat, her dream of owning a beauty salon seemingly impossible - until a new love brings hope into her life.


ITALIAN RACE
VELOCE COME IL VENTO
2016, Fandango, 118 min, Italy, Dir: Matteo Rovere

After the death of her father, responsibility for a younger brother and the family’s debt-plagued auto-racing business falls on the shoulders of 17-year-old Giulia (Matilda De Angelis). An aspiring Gran Turismo racer herself, Giulia reaches out to her older brother (Stefano Accorsi, playing superbly against type), a once-promising driver now mired in drug addiction. Based on a true story, this inspiring sports drama offers both well-drawn characters and exciting action.


A FIVE STAR LIFE
VIAGGIO SOLA
2013, Music Box Films, 85 min, Italy, Dir: Maria Sole Tognazzi

Irene (Margherita Buy, winner of the David di Donatello Award for Best Actress) has a dream job: traveling through Europe to test the service at The Leading Hotels of the World’s 5-star establishments. Yet in the lap of that luxury, she is alone. The film was awarded the Nastro d’Argento as Best Comedy by the Italian film critics union (S.N.G.C.I.). In Italian with English subtitles.


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