Movie: Human Capital
2015 Summer International Film Festival
- Date: 08/01/2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
- Location: Hemphill Branch Library
2301 W. Vandalia Rd.
Greensboro, North Carolina 27407
The film begins at the end, as a cyclist is run off the road by a careening SUV the night before Christmas Eve. As details emerge of the events leading up to the accident, the lives of the privileged and detached Bernaschi family will intertwine with the struggling middle-class Ossolas in ways neither could have expected. Dino Ossola, in dire financial straits, anticipates the birth of twins with his second wife. Meanwhile, Dino's teenage daughter's relationship with hedge-fund manager Giovanni Bernaschi's playboy son complicates an already tricky social dance of status, money and ambition.
Paolo Virzi's taut character study deconstructs the typical linear narrative, observing transformative events from each character's perspective. The result is a nuanced account of desire, greed and the value of human life. This Italian film is unrated and 110 minutes long.