PLOT : Luisa Spagnoli is a woman of humble origins, who decides to take over a small pastry shop on the verge of bankruptcy hoping to provide a better future for her family. Faced with many obstacles and cultural prejudices, Luisa’s determination and skill allow her to overcome these challenges and become a famous and successful Italian businesswoman, overseeing an empire. The film is set in the early 1900s in Perugia and follows the real-life story of Luisa Spagnoli, who founded the renowned chocolate brand, Perugina, and a high-class women's fashion clothing store named after her.
Lodovico Gasparini. is a Spanish director most known for his television movies and miniseries. He began his career as an assistant director until his directorial debut with the film No grazie, il caffè mi rende nervosa (1982) following the story of a mystery killer terrorizing a musical festival in Naples. His second film, Italian Fast Food (1986) follows a series of characters in a fast-food restaurant. Gasparini then began his long career creating and directing tv movies and miniseries. In 2003, he won the Golden FIPA at the Biarritz International Festival of Audiovisual Programming for his TV movie La guerra è finite (2002). For his most recent project, Gasparini has directed 8 episodes of the series L’allieva.
Length 1h 46min
Luisa Ranieri, Vinicio Marchioni, Vinicio Marchioni, Matteo Martari, Elena Radonicich, Massimo Dapporto, Gianmarco Tognazzi, Franco Castellano, Federica De Cola, Antonello Fassari, Brenno Placido, Simonetta Solder, Tatiana Lepore, Alessandro Marverti, Paolo Ricca, Riccardo Leonelli, Marta Antonucci, Armando Ariostini, Alessandro Balli,
Distribution Rai 1