Hotel Portofino (NR) 340 minutes

- Book to Movie  - In the aftermath of WWI, Bella Ainsworth (Natascha McElhone Ronin), a wealthy industrialist’s daughter, attempts to coax her wounded son, Lucian, and widowed daughter, Alice, towards health and happiness. Her plan: move to Italy to set up a quintessentially British hotel in the beautiful Italian Riviera town of Portofino. But the problems at Hotel Portofino mount quickly for Bella: she’s short of staff and money; imperious guests, and targeted by a scheming and corrupt local politician, Signor Danioni (Pasquale Esposito), who threatens to drag her into the red-hot political cauldron of Mussolini’s Italy. Embracing larger themes Hotel Portofino is a family drama full of emotional highs and lows that weaves its classic ‘whodunit’ the mystery is woven throughout the intoxicating influence of Italy’s enchanting culture, climate, and cuisine. Those who check in will never be the same again.