Like Crazy


La pazza gioia
reż|dir Paolo Virzì | IT, FR | 2016 116 min
prod|pro Marco Belardi scen|wr Paolo Virzì, Francesca Archibugi zdj|ph Vladan Radovic muz|mus Carlo Virzì mon|ed Cecilia Zanuso ob|cast Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Micaela Ramazzotti, Valentina Carnelutti dys|dis Against Gravity


Despite the fact that Thelma and Louise did not end up in an psychiatric asylum from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, one cannot help but feel that is exactly what happened in this comedy drama by Paolo Virzì. A million dollars for whoever outtalks Beatrice, a noisy manipulator and sickening liar. Another million dollars for whoever forces a confession out of  Donatelle, an introvert women with a frail body, hiding murky secrets from her past. Both protagonists end up in the same “asylum for women with mental issues.” Despite their antagonistic characters, they form a bond of friendship. One day, they decide to escape from the institution in order to search for happiness and love in a free world of “sane” people.

2017 David di Donatello — Best Film, Best Leading Actress (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi), Best Director (Paolo Virzì), Best Screenplay (Tonino Zera), Best Hair Makeup (Daniela Tartari)
2016 European Film Awards — nominated for Best Leading Actress (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi)

Paolo Virzì (1964) Italian director, screenwriter and film producer. Directed dozens of feature films, for which he won prizes and nominations for the most important film awards in Europe (including Venice Film Festival and awards from the European Film Academy). Synergizes his knack for comedies with the humanistic perception susceptible to suffering. Admirer of works by Mark Twain and Charles Dickens.

2016 Zwariować ze szczęścia|La pazza gioia|Like Crazy
2013 Kapitał ludzki|Il Capitale umano|Human Capital
2010 Coś pięknego|La prima cosa bella|The First Beautiful Thing
2002 Mam na imię Tanino|My Name Is Tanino
1997 Ból dorastania|Ovosodo|Hardboiled Egg

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