Director: Laura Morante
Cast: Laura Morante, Piera Degli Esposti, Francesco Pannofino, Lambert Wilson, Marco Giallini, Donatella Finocchiaro, Angela Finocchiaro
Length: 97 mins
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Language: In Italian with English subtitles
Multi-talented veteran of the European screen, Laura Morante (God Willing, LIFF 15), writes, directs and stars in this Woody Allen style film about a middle-aged woman who sets out to reclaim her life.
The ever-luminous Morante also takes the lead role of Flavia in this snappy relationship comedy of words. Flavia is a bonafide psychological mess, still emotionally dependent on her two remarried ex-husbands and a human doormat to her so-called friends. With the help of a no-nonsense therapist – and a dog – Flavia negotiates loneliness and insecurities to finally stand on her own two feet.
Integrating surreal fantasy sequences and directly addressing the camera at times, Solo is a sharp and entertaining examination of neuroses that showcases Laura Morante at her very best.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
OFFICIAL SELECTION The Time of Women, Moscow International Film Festival 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION Open Roads New Italian Cinema 2016
Bridgeway Cinemas, Auckland
1 September - 10.40am
4 September - 4.00pm
7 September - 8.10pm