| 2017 – 116′ – Comedy / Drama – France- Italy co-production –
Co-Written by Francesca Archibugi and Paolo Virzi
Directed by Paolo Virzi.
Starring Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Micaela Ramazzotti, Bob Messini, Sergio Albelli, Marisa Borini, Anna Galiena, Tommaso Ragno.
Official Competitions COLCOA French Film Festival (Winner Audience Special Mention), Cannes Film Festival – Directors Fortnight.
In Italian with English subtitles.
A Strand Releasing release. |
Actresses Valerie Bruni Tedeschi and Micaela Ramozzotti are at the height of their games as comically mismatched escapees from a mental institution. The story begins in a stately Tuscan villa converted into a retreat for unstable women. Beatrice (Tedeschi) is an entitled, manically motor-mouthed compulsive liar. Donatella is a withdrawn depressive, deeply damaged by life. As much as Donatella dwells on the past, Beatrice lives for the moment, so when she sees an opportunity to get away from hospital staff, she seizes it, with Donatella in tow. The two hit the road on an outlaw odyssey that includes sexy cars, expensive dinners, fortune tellers, an ex-this and a former-that, and any manner of self-medicating, all without a Euro to scrounge between them. They aim to find happiness, but that turns out to be a tricky thing to nail down. Even a lighthearted jaunt in the Tuscan sun can take you to a deeper, more emotionally resonant destination.