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SD Italian Film Festival Presents: L’Amore Molesto and Ferrante Fever
October 17 @ 7:30 pm - October 17 @ 10:00 pm
The San Diego Italian Film Festival Presents: L’amore Molesto and Ferrante Fever
Directed by Mario Martone | 104 minutes
What happened to Amalia? Who was with her the night she died? Her daughter Delia is saddened by the news, yet she is not surprised.She considers her mother to be a disgrace even before she hears of the sordid circumstances of her death. Delia travels home to Naples for the funeral and tries to piece together her mother’s recent life. By doing so, she starts to confront her childhood memories that shaped their family history. Based on the first novel by Elena Ferrante.
Directed by Giacomo Durzi | 90 minutes
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, Roberto Saviano and others weigh in on the Ferrante “mania” and what makes her work—and her mysterious persona—so uniquely captivating.
Both screenings will feature an introduction and Q&A with Loredana Di Martino, Ph.D., Professor, University of San Diego and Artistic Director Antonio Iannotta, Ph.D.
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