Donne Italiane The best films by and starring Italy’s leading ladies
Australian Premiere



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.

Laura Morante
Laura Morante, Piera Degli Esposti, Francesco Pannofino, Lambert Wilson, Marco Giallini, Donatella Finocchiaro, Angela Finocchiaro
ITALY 2016 • 97 MIN • COMEDY
15+ (exemption)
A witty, wise, and empowering portrait of a late bloomer coming into her own.
Film Society Lincoln Center
Laura Morante

Born in Santa Fiora in 1956, Laura Morante is an actor, writer and director. Originally a dancer, she commenced her acting career at the age of 18. Her breakthrough role came in 1984 in the film Bianca by Nanni Moretti and she is also known for Moretti’s The Son’s Room (2002). She made her directorial debut with Cherry on the Cake (2012).

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