Human Capital

World Narrative Competition

International Premiere

Italy, France | 110 MINUTES |


Drama, Relationships
We open on a dark, snowy night in northern Italy—and begin at the end. Approaching a stranger’s tragic death from three vastly different perspectives, the lives of two families, at first only loosely linked by their teenagers’ relationship, overlap in multitudinous ways to devastating effect. Valeria Golina and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, two of Italy’s leading actresses, star in a story based on Stephen Amidon’s best-selling book of the same name that twists love, class, and ambition into a singular, true-life story. As the players tumble toward an ill-fated event of which they are inextricably linked, Paolo Virzi’s refined three-chapter tale reveals a cultural and systemic disparity in the value of human life.

-Liza Domnitz


Directed by Paolo Virzì

Italian writer, director, and producer, Paolo Virzì, made his directing debut in 1994 with Living It Up (La bella vita), which was presented at the Venice Film Festival. Among his film credits, Ferie d'agosto (1995) won the David di Donatello Award for the best film of 1996, and Hardboiled Egg (Ovosodo) (1997) won the Grand Special Jury prize at the Venice Film Festival.
Paolo Virzì
Francesco Bruni, Francesco Piccolo, Paolo Virzì
Fabrizio Donvito, Marco Cohen, Benedetto Habib
Cecilia Zanuso
Associate Producer
Lorenzo Gangarossa
Jérôme Alméras
Executive Producer
Benedetto Habib
Carlo Virzì
Philippe Gompel, Birgit Kemner
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Valeria Golino, Fabrizio Gifuni, Luigi Lo Cascio


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