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23 Ratings

Living It Up

La bella vita

Directed by Paolo Virzì
Italy, 1994


A supermarket checkout girl named Mirella marries a steelworker named Bruno during a prosperous period for Italy in the late 1980s. When the economy goes into a downturn, Bruno is laid off and, seeking new pastures.

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Living It Up Directed by Paolo Virzì

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1994 | Winner: Golden Ciak

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1995 | 2 wins including: Best New Director

1995 | Nominee: Best Screenplay

David di Donatello Awards

1995 | Winner: Best New Director

1995 | Nominee: Best Actress

Golden Globes (Italy)

1995 | Nominee: Best First Feature

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