Ferrante Fever

Italy/France, 71m, DCP

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Screened March 8–21, 2019

Praised for their rich interiority, distinct sense of place, and valorization of the female experience, the novels of pseudonymous writer Elena Ferrante have become an international literary sensation since her Neapolitan Quartet was published in English. With testimonials from authors Jonathan Franzen and Elizabeth Strout and translator Ann Goldstein, this documentary delves into Ferrante’s Italian and American reception, the independent publishers who brought her work to American readers, and the triumph of Ferrante’s work over the demands of celebrity (“I publish to be read; it’s the only thing that interests me.”) A Greenwich Entertainment release

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A film by Giacomo Durzi