Vivere revolves around the Attorre family, who live in a decent suburb in a terraced house. Luca (Giannini), a freelance journalist and packager of coloured items, barely makes a living in the newspapers, while Susi (Ramazzotti), a dancer, has been reduced to teaching overweight ladies, and Lucilla, their six-year-old daughter, is quiet and imaginative but suffers from asthma. In a magnificent and incomprehensible Rome, multi-layered, maternal yet unkind, Mary Ann (O'Donovan), an Irish art history student, touches down to start a new job as an au pair to the little Lucilla. One year in Italy at the Attorre home will prove to be full of legitimate and illicit ties, friendship and love.
|working title:||Un anno in Italia|
|directed by:||Francesca Archibugi|
|screenplay:||Francesca Archibugi, Francesco Piccolo, Paolo Virzì|
|cast:||Micaela Ramazzotti, Adriano Giannini, Massimo Ghini, Marcello Fonte, Andrea Calligari, Roisin O'Donovan, Valentina Cervi, Enrico Montesano|
|cinematography by:||Kika Ungaro|
|film editing:||Esmeralda Calabria|
|production:||Lotus Production, RAI Cinema, 3 Marys Entertainment|