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Italy/France, 2016, 116 min, ficton, color

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 Virzi'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.

 

“We wanted it to be a fun and humane comedy, but also a story not afraid of dipping its toe into a fairytale, or even a psychedelic trip, without being whimsical. We also wanted to show the injustice, subjection and suffering of vulnerable people, of women who are stigmatised, ignored, condemned, or shut off. However, we did not want to turn the film into a pamphlet or a social exposure documentary - there are a few very good ones of those around already. If anything, we were looking for glimpses of joy, or at least happiness and pulsating excitement, even when they are constrained and confined. Is it alright to smile, or even laugh whilst telling a tale of suffering, or is this improper and outrageous? I hope it’s alright, because this is what I like to do when I make a film. In actual fact, it’s my main goal.“

Paolo Virzi


 April 14 - 20:45 - thEATre, Plovdiv Drama Theatre Yard

 

 

  • Programme

April 07th - 18:30h
LUCKY Cinema House

CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS 3D

April 11th - 21:00h
LUCKY Cinema House

PUTIN’S WITNESSES

April 12th - 18:30h
LUCKY Cinema House

CATHEDRALS OF CULTURE

April 13th - 18:00h
LUCKY Cinema House

WINGS OF DESIRE

April 13th - 20:30h
Plovdiv Drama Theatre Yard

KING OF THE BELGIANS

April 14th - 18:00h
Tobacco City, 16 Ekzarh Yosif Str.

BREAD AND CIRCUSES + #Together LUX PRIZE DUSCUSSION

April 14th - 20:45h
THEATRE, Plovdiv Drama Theatre Yard

LIKE CRAZY

April 17th - 18:00h
Plovdiv University, 6th Auditory, Building 1 Recotrate

THE GREEN LIE + Ecology LUX PRIZE DUSCUSSION

April 18th - 18:30h
LUCKY Cinema House

MONTY PYTHON: LIFE OF BRIAN

April 20th - 20:30h
THEATRE, Plovdiv Drama Theatre Yard

LIVING IN THE FUTURE’S PAST

April 21st - 20:30h
THEATRE, Plovdiv Drama Theatre Yard

THE WORLD IS BIG AND SALVATION LURKS AROUND THE CORNER

April 22nd - 18:30h
LUCKY Cinema House

THE DEATH OF STALIN

April 25th - 18:30h
Tobacco City, 16 Ekzarh Yosif Str.

GLORY + LUX PRIZE DUSCUSSION

April 30th - 18:00h
Plovdiv University, 6th Auditory, Building 1 Recotrate

WOMAN AT WAR + LUX PRIZE DUSCUSSION