On 13 February 2012, two journalists entered war-ravaged Syria. One of them was celebrated Sunday Times war correspondent, Marie Colvin. The other was photographer, Paul Conroy. Their aim ... See full summary »
Julian Lewis Jones
THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS is set in Eastern Ukraine on the frontline of the war. The film follows the life of 10-year-old Ukrainian boy Oleg throughout a year, witnessing the gradual ... See full summary »
Simon Lereng Wilmont
An intimate portrait of painter and filmmaker Peter Greenaway, directed by his wife Saskia Boddeke. Together with his daughter Pip, Greenaway formulates an alphabet that represents his personality and thoughts about art and life.
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With over 10 million copies of her "Neapolitan Novels" sold in over 50 countries, Elena Ferrante is a global literary sensation. She was named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World and HBO recently turned the first book in the quartet, My Brilliant Friend, into a subtitled miniseries hit with more seasons to come. A journey between New York City's cultural hub and Ferrante's native Italy, the film explores how an anonymous author's visceral tales of love and friendship gained such an enthusiastic following. Hillary Clinton, Roberto Saviano, Jonathan Franzen and others weigh-in on the Ferrante "craze" and what makes her work--and her mysterious persona--so uniquely captivating.
I gotta admit that I havent read any of her work so far but I was intrigued by this persona that kept to herself and made a career without ever revealing her (or his) identity.
The author decided that it was their work that will be the sole and only factor that will contribute to their success. An oh boy, did she succeed! The way people talk about her work is frantic, in shock even. Her success is global, but all her work is Italian. Exploring the cities, but above all characters. Friendship, spouses, doubts.
Although I would have enjoyed having heard some critics of her work, people who were not as impressed as most of the world but I suppose that was not in plans for this movie. Nevertheless, worth watching.
7 out of 10 from me.
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