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Italian Cultural Association Present:
Ferrante Fever (12)
+ Special Introduction
Dir. Giacomo Durzi
2017 | 74 mins | Italy, France
Italian/French with English subtitles
- Sun 29 Sep: 6.30pm (£6 for Italian Cultural Association)
Presented in partnership with the Italian Cultural Association.
With over 5 million copies of her Neapolitan Novels sold and publication rights in 50 countries, Elena Ferrante is a global literary sensation. A journey between New York City’s cultural hub and Ferrante’s native Italy explores how an anonymous, translated author’s visceral tales of love and friendship gained such an enthusiastic following.
Ann Goldstein, Sarah McNally, Jonathan Franzen and others weigh in on the Ferrante ‘craze’ and what makes her work–and her mysterious persona–so uniquely captivating.
The film will be introduced by Dr. Alessia Risi, Lecturer in Italian at the University of Exeter, specialist in Italian women’s writing, Elena Ferrante in particular.