La Pazza Gioia (Like Crazy)
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
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.