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Directed by Paolo Virzì

Italy, France 2016 118 mins. In Italian

Paolo Virzì’s (Human Capital) bittersweet comedy recounts a Thelma & Louise-like adventure between two women on the run in Tuscany. Meeting as patients at the Villa Biondi, a progressive psychiatric facility, Beatrice (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi) is a motor-mouthed fantasist, a self-styled billionaire countess who likes to believe she’s on intimate terms with world leaders. Donatella (Micaela Ramazzotti) is a tattooed introvert, a fragile young woman locked in her own mystery. An unpredictable and moving friendship develops between the two as they flee captivity in search of love and happiness in the open-air nuthouse—the outside world.

Sponsored by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura San Francisco

Reviews: Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Cineuropa

Interviews: Interview with Paolo Virzì at Cineuropa

Filmography: Human Capital (2013), Every Blessed day (2012), The First Beautiful Thing (2010), Caterina in the Big City (2003)

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