Exclusive Clip: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi Among Liquid Assets in Paolo Virzì’s Human Capital


In this exclusive clip from Paolo Virzì’s Human Capital, (Film Movement 01.14) Valeria Bruni Tedeschi’s character of Carla Bernaschi sees, in one swooping motion, the promise of creative jubilation being impeded by financial realties of the privileged. Our Nicholas Bell calls this familial drama “an expertly paced dramatic thriller crafted around what could easily been a generic narrative. A triptych of perspective based characterizations coalesce into an arresting finale engendering Verzi’s foreboding title.” Italy’s submission for this year’s Best Foreign Language opens today at the Film Forum in New York, and the Film Movement folks open Human Capital in LA/SF on Friday before expanding into other markets.


Eric Lavallée is the founder, editor-in-chief and film critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top Films From Contemporary Film Auteurs: Almodóvar (Talk to Her), Coen Bros. (Fargo), Dardennes (La Promesse), Haneke (Caché), Hsiao-Hsien (Three Times), Kar-wai (In the Mood for Love), Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry), Lynch (Mulholland Dr.), Tarantino (Pulp Fiction), Van Sant (My Own Private Idaho), von Trier (Breaking the Waves)