Human Capital (Il capitale umano)
Location: Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Paolo Virzì. Italy. 2014, 110 mins. Digital projection. With Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Valeria Golino, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi. In Italian with English subtitles. Paolo Virzi’s adaptation of Stephen Amidon’s acclaimed novel is a riveting and stylish modern day morality tale of class, greed, and desire. With a lavish home and beautiful wife, hedge-fund manager Giovanni Bernaschi seemingly has it all. Meanwhile, real estate agent Dino Ossala struggles to maintain his family’s middle-class existence and faces even worse financial straits when his wife announces that she is pregnant with twins. Dino tries to leverage his daughter’s relationship with Giovanni’s son, and the destinies of both families become intertwined in surprising ways. Preceded by Job Interview (Dir. Julia Walter, Germany, 2013, 10 mins.)
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