Like Crazy

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    Like Crazy

    La Pazza Gioia

    Directed by

    France, Italy

    2016

    116 min

    • Italian

    Comedy drama

    Beatrice is a motor-mouthed fantasist, a self-styled billionaire countess who likes to believe she’s on intimate terms with world leaders. Donatella is a tattooed introvert, a fragile young woman locked in her own mystery. They are both patients at the Villa Biondi, a progressive but secure psychiatric clinic. Paolo Virzì’s new film tells the story of the unpredictable and moving friendship that develops between the two women as they flee the mental institution in search of love and happiness in the open-air nuthouse - the world of sane people.

    Awards

    • Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Lead Actress (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Micaela Ramazzotti), Best Costumes, Best Soundtrack - Nastri d’Argento Awards
    • Golden Spike, Audience Award, Best Actress (Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, Micaela Ramazzotti) - Seminci

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Bob Messini
    Micaela Ramazzotti
    Sergio Albelli
    Tommaso Ragno
    Valentina Carnelutti
    Valéria Bruni Tedeschi
    Screenplay
    Francesca Archibugi
    Paolo Virzì
    Cinematography
    Vladan Radovic
    Editing
    Cecilia Zanuso
    Music
    Carlo Virzì
    Sales
    BAC FILMS
    Production
    LEONE FILM GROUP
    Production
    LOTUS PRODUCTION

    Press

    A terrific comedy-drama.

    Jay Weissberg, Variety

    A pleasingly warm, human and female take.

    Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter

    Thelma & Louise style with a hint of Chianti.

    Camillo De Marco, Cineuropa

    Paolo Virzì

    Paolo Virzì

    Italy

    Paolo Virzì is an Italian writer, director, and producer. He made his directing debut in 1994 with LIVING IT UP which was presented at the Venice Film Festival. Among his film credits, HARDBOILED EGG (1997) won the Grand Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival. In 2016, he presented LIKE CRAZY in the Director's Fortnight in Cannes.

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