Paolo Virzì


The film stars Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren and two-time Golden Globe-winner Donald Sutherland as a runaway couple going on an unforgettable cross-country journey to escape the care of doctors and grown children.

John is strong but forgetful, Ella is bruised but strong; they leave on their old Leisure Seeker for an adventure across America living back their love which seem to be surprising up to the very last moment. 

The Leisure Seeker is the nickname of the old RV used by Ella and John Spencer to take vacations with their children in the 1970s.  On a summer morning, desperate to escape a destiny of medical care that would have kept them apart forever, the couple astonish their meddling adult children by hopping on board that dated vehicle and dashing down Old Route 1 towards Key West for a new adventure. Their trip through an America they no longer recognize – mixing hilarious moments with others of pure terror - is their chance to retrace a married life nourished by passion and devotion, but also by secret obsessions that abruptly resurface and cause surprising revelations right up to the very end.

In competition at the Venice Film Festival 2017, 
Leoncino d’oro prize to Paolo Virzì
Nomination to Helen Mirren as best actress in a comedy or a musical at the Golden Globe 2018
Nastro Cinema Internazionale to Paolo Virzì at the Nastro d'argento 2018

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