La Pazza Gioia (Like Crazy)

Paolo Virzi
Italy
France
116 min
2016
Like Crazy by Paolo Virzi
Synopsis: 

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.

Screenplay: Paolo Virzì, Francesca Archibugi

Cast: Micaela Ramazzotti, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Valentina Carnelutti, Tommaso Ragno, Bob Messini, Bobo Rondelli, Anna Galiena, Emanuele Barresi

Film editing: Cecilia Zanuso

Art director: Tonino Zera

Producer: Marco Belardi

Production: Lotus Production, Manny Films, Rai Cinema

Distribution: 01 Distribution, Filmladen, Imagine, Filmcoopi Zürich AG, Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH, Bac Films, Strada Films, Imagine, Lev Films - Shani Films (IL), Filmarti Ltd. (TR)

Sales agent: Bac Films