DIRECTOR: Giacomo Durzi
ITALY/FRANCE / 2017
SATURDAY 11 MAY 11:30AM / CINEMA 1
SUNDAY 19 MAY NOON / CINEMA 2
RUNNING TIME: 90 MINS
Outside of my books, what am I? A woman not unlike many others
Who is Elena Ferrante? She was listed by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential personalities in the world and Foxtel is currently screening an adaptation of one of her novels, My Brilliant Friend. But apart from the knowledge that she is based in Naples almost nothing is known as she refuses any publicity. This film explores who she is, and why her eight novels have sold over five million copies worldwide. Luminaries like Jonathan Franzen and Elizabeth Strout read passages from her books in which the role of women in society is always centre stage. If you love books you will find this film as fascinating as Ferrante herself. Like a good book club session, Ferrante Fever is fun because it’s nice to be in the company of people who are as crazy about these novels as you are.
A Q & A RE THE FERRANTE PHENOMENON WILL FOLLOW THE SCREENING LED BY FULLERS BOOKSHOP, HOBART AND PETRARCH’S BOOKSHOP, LAUNCESTON.