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Ferrante Fever
Special Presentation
Da non perdere perché i romanzi di Elena Ferrante hanno conquistato i lettori di tutto il mondo.

It’s a rare feeling when we open a book and find ourselves lost in its pages; finding pieces of ourselves in the story and letting ourselves be enveloped in the emotions that arise. This effect is what the works of Elena Ferrante are most known for. Listed among Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, Elena Ferrante is a contemporary icon, whose identity is closely linked to her novels and nothing more.

Despite her massive international success, Elena Ferrante is an author whose true identity remains unknown. Via excerpt readings and interviews with critics, directors, booksellers, editors and authors such as Jonathan Franzen and Elizabeth Strout, Ferrante Fever explores Ferrante’s deeply intimate writing and looks into her choice to remain anonymous, which sparked an unprecedented cultural debate.

Filmed between Italy and the United States, Ferrante Fever doesn’t necessarily go in search of the identity of the "faceless writer,” instead, it hopes to discover the secret of her success. How was she able to create stories that would conquer readers over the course of 12 years? In-depth interviews provide answers, but so do the writer's own words, and the places and protagonists in her novels.

Double Bill
Naples Film Festival 2017
Jerusalem Film Festival 2018
Australian Premiere
Giacomo Durzi
Michael Reynolds, Jonathan Franzen, Elizabeth Strout, Francesca Marciano, Lisa Lucas, Ann Goldstein, Sarah McNally, Roberto Saviano, Nicola Lagioia
Documentary | Italy | 2017 | 74 min
Italian and English with English subtitles
A fascinating journey.
Giacomo Durzi

Giacomo Durzi

Giacomo Durzi is a writer and director known for his work on the Italian television series In Treatment (2013-2016), Il miracolo (2018) starring Javier Cámara and Alba Rohrwacher, as well as the documentaries S.B.: I Knew Him Well (2012) and Commedia all'italiana (2010).

Please note, while the trailer may not include subtitles, the film will be screened with English subtitles.