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Ferrante Fever (2017)

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Hillary Clinton, Roberto Saviano, Jonathan Franzen and others weigh-in on the Elena Ferrante "craze" and what makes her work - and her mysterious persona - so uniquely captivating.

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Jonathan Franzen
Ann Goldstein Ann Goldstein
Roberto Saviano Roberto Saviano
Elizabeth Strout Elizabeth Strout
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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.

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Italy | France

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Italian | French

Release Date:

8 March 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La prodigieuse Elena Ferrante See more »

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Budget:

€150,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,509, 10 March 2019, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,416, 21 March 2019
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Malìa, Rai Cinema, QMI See more »
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D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

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Color
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Solid documentary for Ferrante's fans
28 October 2018 | by jasha89See all my reviews

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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