Like Crazy (2016 film)

Like Crazy (Italian: La pazza gioia) is a 2016 Italian comedy-drama film directed by Paolo Virzì, starring Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Micaela Ramazzotti. It tells the story of two women from different backgrounds who become friends while being treated at a mental institution.[1] It was screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.[2][3]

Like Crazy
Theatrical release poster
Directed byPaolo Virzì
Produced byMarco Belardi
Written byPaolo Virzì
Francesca Archibugi
Music byCarlo Virzì
CinematographyVladan Radovic
Edited byCecilia Zanuso
Distributed by01 Distribution
Release date
  • 14 May 2016 (2016-05-14) (Cannes)
  • 18 May 2016 (2016-05-18) (Italy)
Running time
116 minutes
Box office$107,362



The film was produced by Lotus Production and Rai Cinema. It was shot in Tuscany and Rome.[4] Filming began on 18 May 2015 and lasted eight weeks.[5]


01 Distribution released the film in Italy on 18 May 2016.[1]

The film's first English-speaking audience release took place in Australia on November 24, 2016 through Hi Gloss Entertainment. The film had previously played at the New Zealand Film Festival, and at the Italian Film Festival in Australia. The film was previewed to mental health professionals to generate interest and discussions on themes in the film. At present the film is rated 82% on the website Rotten Tomatoes.[6]


Year Award/Festival Category Recipient Result
2016 71st Nastri d'Argento Best Director Paolo Virzì Won
Best Producer Marco Belardi Nominated
Best Actress Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Micaela Ramazzotti Won
Best Supporting Actress Valentina Carnelutti Nominated
Best Script Paolo Virzì e Francesca Archibugi Won
Best Editing Cecilia Zanuso Nominated
Best Scenography Tonino Zera Nominated
Best Costumes Catia Dottori Won
Best Score Carlo Virzì Won
2016 29th European Film Awards Best Actress Valeria Bruni Tedeschi Nominated
2017 62nd David di Donatello Awards Best Film Paolo Virzì Won
Best Director Paolo Virzì Won
Best Original Script Francesca Archibugi & Paolo Virzì Nominated
Best Producer Indiana Production Rai Cinema and Motorino Amaranto Nominated
Best Actress Valeria Bruni Tedeschi Won
Best Actress Micaela Ramazzotti Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Valentina Carnelutti Nominated
Best Cinematography Vladan Radovic Nominated
Best Sets and Decorations Tonino Zera Won
Best Costumes Catia Dottori Nominated
Best Makeup Esmé Sciaroni Nominated
Best Hairstyling Daniela Tartari Won
Best Editing Cecilia Zanuso Nominated
Best Sound Alessandro Bianchi, Luca Novelli, Daniela Bassani, Fabrizio Quadroli, Gianni Pallotto Nominated
Best Score Carlo Virzì Nominated
Best Song Carlo Virzì Nominated
Youngs' David Paolo Virzì Nominated


  1. "Like Crazy". Cineuropa. Retrieved 2016-04-02.
  2. "Fortnight 2016: The 48th Directors' Fortnight Selection". Quinzaine des Réalisateurs. Archived from the original on 20 April 2016. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  3. Nancy Tartaglione (19 April 2016). "Cannes: Directors' Fortnight 2016 Lineup – Laura Poitras' 'Risk', Pablo Larrain's 'Neruda', Paul Schrader's 'Dog Eat Dog'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  4. De Marco, Camillo (2015-04-23). "Paolo Virzì and Marco Bellocchio to hit the set in May". Cineuropa. Retrieved 2016-04-02.
  5. "La Pazza Gioia". (in Italian). Retrieved 2016-04-02.
  6. "La pazza gioia (2016)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
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