Like Crazy (La pazza gioia) is a 2016 Italian comedy drama film directed by Paolo Virzì, starring Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Micaela Ramazzotti. The film is written by Paolo Virzì and Francesca Archibugi, the direction of photography is by Vladan Radovic, the editing by Cecilia Zanuso and the production is by Lotus Production and Rai Cinema. The music is by Carlo Virzì.
Beatrice Morandini Valdirana is a blabbering, histrionic, self-styled Countess who boasts of friendships with the rich, famous and powerful. Donatella Morelli is completely the opposite; a young woman with tatoos, frail and silent, preserving a painful secret. A detention order issued by the court has confined them indefinitely to a therapeutic community for women with mental illnesses. The film tells the story of their unexpected friendship in a captivating tragicomic journey that revolves around the thin line between sanity and insanity, a balance which is subtle and sometimes invisible.
The film was shot in Tuscany and Rome and was screened in the Directors’ Fortnight section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
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