Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

Like Crazy

La pazza gioia

2016, Paolo Virzì, Italy/France, 116 min. With Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Micaela Ramazzotti.

Show Times

  • Fri, May 19th 8:00pm
  • Sat, May 20th 7:45pm
  • Sun, May 21st 5:00pm
  • Mon, May 22nd 8:00pm
  • Tue, May 23rd 6:00pm
  • Wed, May 24th 8:15pm
  • Thu, May 25th 6:00pm
First Chicago run!

“This high-energy romp is a superb showcase for its two lead actresses…as appealing as its developments are unpredictable.” — Lisa Nesselson, Screen Daily

“A terrific comedy-drama…boasting a deliriously loquacious script together with a rare understanding of how to balance certain Italian caricatures with a grounding sense of realism.” — Jay Weissberg, Variety

Winner of five Donatello Awards, Italy’s Oscar equivalent, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress, LIKE CRAZY is a zany, bittersweet comic showcase for Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (SLACK BAY, LATIN LOVER) as a countess whose insanity is no deterrent to star-crossed adventure. Director Virzì (HUMAN CAPITAL) brings a THELMA & LOUISE spin to this tale of wackily haughty Beatrice, confined in the asylum that was once her family’s grand villa, and Donatella (Ramazzotti), the frail, young Goth suicide-survivor she takes under her aristocratic wing. Magnificently delusional and blithely cunning, Beatrice engineers their escape for a road trip in search of the missing person in Donatella’s life, leading to a string of tragicomic drop-ins on people including her aghast ex-husband and his new wife, and Donatella’s fish-cold mother. In Italian with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)

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