Troppa grazia (Lucia’s Grace). 2018. Italy. Directed by Gianni Zanasi. Screenplay by Zanasi, Giacomo Ciarrapico, Michele Pellegrini, Federica Pontremoli. With Alba Rohrwacher, Elio Germano, Giuseppe Battiston. DCP. In Italian; English subtitles. 110 min.
Single parent and businesswoman Lucia (Alba Rohrwacher) experiences the most bizarre of midlife crises: an encounter with the Virgin Mary that throws everything she holds dear into question. Gianni Zanasi’s comic parable, with its echoes of James Thurber’s Unicorn in the Garden and Mary Chase’s Harvey, was the closing night feature of the Critic’s Week section at Cannes. Courtesy Istituto Luce Cinecittà and The Match Factory