Vivere (Vivere)


Vogue Theatre Sat, Nov 23, 2019 3:00 PM
Film Info
Running Time:103 min.
Language:Italian with English subtitles
Director:Francesca Archibugi
Producer:Lotus Production - Leone Film Group
Rai Cinema
in association with 3 Marys Entertainment
with the support of Regione Lazio
Screenwriter:Francesca Archibugi
Francesco Piccolo
Paolo Virzì
Cinematographer:Kika Ungaro
Editor:Esmeralda Calabria
Music:Battista Lena
Cast:Micaela Ramazzotti
Adriano Giannini
Roisin O'Donovan
Massimo Ghini
Marcello Fonte
Andrea Calligari
Enrico Montesano
Valentina Cervi
Elisa Miccoli


The Attorre family lives in a semi-detached villa in a decorous Roman suburb, next door to a prying neighbor, Perind (Marcello Font of Dogman). Luca (Adriano Giannini), a frustrated freelance journalist and creative conjurer of fake news, struggles to support Susi (Michela Ramazzotti), a former ballerina who now teaches ballet to overweight women, and Lucilla, a quiet and imaginative six-year-old who suffers from severe asthma. Pierpaolo, the 17-year-old son of Luca from a previous relationship—who lives with his well-to-do mother under the aegis of his powerful grandfather—visits often and supports them economically. When Mary Ann, a winsome Irish au pair (Rosin O'Donovan), comes to take care of Lucilla, everyone’s role in the family shifts.

Co-presented by Bocconi Alumni Community SF and Museo Italo Americano.

Additional Information

Francesca Archibugi’s first approach to the world of cinema happened by chance, engaged in the street when she is only sixteen years of age to play the role of Ottilia in Goethe’s Affinità Elettive (Elective Affinities), directed by Gianni Amico. After completing high school, she enrolled at the Experimental Center of Cinematography. At the same time she attended the Faculty of Psychology in Rome. In 1983 she graduated in directing with the short film La Guerra è appena finita, which was awarded in numerous international festivals. She worked as a screenwriter and shot short films such as Il Vestito più Bello for Rai, La Piccola avventura for the City of Rome and Un Sogno Truffato produced by Ipotesi Cinema by Ermanno Olmi. In 1985 she won the Solinas Screenplay Award. From that recognition began the preparation of her first feature film, Mignon è partita, her first work with which she won five David di Donatello and two Nastri d’Argento. Francesca’s career counts ten feature films in addition to docufilms, short films and screenplays.