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.
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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)
Other Films by Paolo Virzì
Winner of all the top Italian film awards, this stylish ensemble piece offers a powerful commentary on Italian social class, privilege, and the value of human life in a crucible. A cyclist is run off the road by a careening SUV. As details emerge of the events leading up to the accident, the lives of …