Like Crazy (La Pazza Gioia)

Closing Night Film


Film Info
Category:Special Screening
Running Time:118 min.
Director:Paolo Virzì
Producer:Marco Belardi
Screenwriter:Paolo Virzì
Francesca Archibugi
Cinematographer:Vladan Radovic
Editor:Cecilia Zanuso
Music:Carlo Virzì
Cast:Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Micaela Ramazzotti


Beatrice (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi) is a blabbermouth and a self-professed billionaire countess who likes to believe she is intimate with world leaders. Donatella (Micaela Ramazzotti) is a quiet young woman, locked in her own mystery. Both are patients in a mental institution. Paolo Virzì’s new comic drama tells the story of the women's unpredictable friendship and their hilarious yet moving escape from the hospital as they look for their share of happiness in the open-air nuthouse that is the world of healthy people.

Actress Valentina Carnelutti in person

Copresented by the San Francisco Film Society and the California Film Institute

About the filmmaker

Paolo Virzì, is a writer, director, and producer from Livorno. He made his directorial debut in 1994 with Living It Up (La bella vita), which was presented at the Venice Film Festival and won the N.I.C.E. City of Florence Award. Among his film credits, Ferie d'Agosto (1995) won the David di Donatello Award for Best Film, and Hard Boiled Egg (Ovosodo) (1997) won the Grand Special Jury prize at the Venice Film Festival and was one of the biggest box-office hits of the year. Human Capital (2014) received awards at the David di Donatello Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Tribeca Film Festival.