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.