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Ferrante Fever

Giacomo Durzi, 72 min

Italy, 2018

Ferrante Fever

The mystery behind the bestselling but anonymous author Elena Ferrante is explored in a film about the passion for literature.

Nobody knows who is behind the name Elena Ferrante. But the best-selling Italian author with her cinematic novels about the life and upbringing of two friends in Naples has won the hearts of both readers and critics everywhere. 'Ferrante Fever' takes a closer look at the Ferrante phenomenon, at the mystery behind the name, and at how her words have resonated among millions of readers and placed her on Time Magazine's Top 100 of the world's most influential people. Ferrante's books have been adapted to films several times - most recently as a series - and the extracts from the films set the mood together with beautiful scenes from Naples, whose stories and history her books explore and chart. With insightful interviews with authors such as Jonathan Franzen, Roberto Saviano and Ferrante's regular translator Ann Goldstein, it is impossible not to be captivated by the Ferrante fever - if you aren't already.

Director: Giacomo Durzi
Original Title: Ferrante Fever
Country: Italy
Year: 2018
Running time: 72 min
Category: Hits
Tags: Literature
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Producer: Alessandra Acciai, Giorgio Magliulo, Roberto Lombardi
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