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Ferrante Fever

Ferrante Fever is a movie starring Jonathan Franzen, Ann Goldstein, and Roberto Saviano. Hillary Clinton, Roberto Saviano, Jonathan Franzen and others weigh-in on the Elena Ferrante "craze" and what makes her work - and her...

Other Titles
Ferrante-feber, A Febre Ferrante
Running Time
1 hours 14 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Giacomo Durzi
Writer
Laura Buffoni, Giacomo Durzi
Actors
Ann Goldstein, Jonathan Franzen, Elizabeth Strout, Roberto Saviano
Country
France, Italy
Year
2017
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

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.

Comments about documentary «Ferrante Fever» (6)

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Joan

This is one of those documentaries that will stay with you for a long time. The film looks at how and why some people make the decisions they do in life, and why they make the decisions they do. For me, the most interesting part of the film was the conversation between two people about their religious beliefs. It was very interesting, and also really helped me think about what I believe and how I think about it. I think that this movie could be put in any religion, but it will always stand out to me as one of the most interesting documentaries I've seen in a long time. I give it a 10/10.

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Willie

I saw this at a screening in Toronto, where it won the best documentary award. A couple of the stories are told in flashback form, and they are as gripping as they are moving. It is great to see the reality of the situation in Haiti so recently. The story of Haitians and the US-sponsored military coup against the democratically elected president is fascinating. It is a powerful film, and very moving. I also have read the book, and it is a must-see. It is filled with both fact and fiction, but the factual content is based on what is known, and what is known is based on what the US government says is true. This is a documentary about the aftermath of the coup and what the US government has done since.

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Raymond Robinson

Fashion photographer Pauline Levine made a remarkable documentary about the life of fashion photographer, photographer, and fashion designer Pauline Levine. She captured his style, mannerisms, and idiosyncrasies as she lived it in his luxurious mansion and apartment in New York. She shot numerous of his photos from his childhood and his senior years of work in Paris and New York, and took hundreds of still photos for this movie. Pauline is a remarkably candid and candid portrait of an eccentric and remarkable individual. Her work is truly incredible, and very informative. Pauline makes this movie her life's work, and I recommend it highly to anyone interested in fashion, photography, or women in general.

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Andrew W.

I was expecting this to be quite a long documentary. What I was not expecting was the length. I'll give the filmmakers credit for the documentary itself, because it's beautifully shot and even covers the time period the Japanese occupation took place in. However, the length of the documentary, with certain segments even lasting over an hour (which felt like a few minutes). It was distracting and seemed as if they were trying to cram more footage into it, not really giving much away about it's subject matter. But, all in all, the documentary is a very interesting insight into the subject matter. It tells the story of how the Japanese came into the country, the reasons why they came in and what that was all about. It does go into detail about Japan's constitution, which was amended and became more rigid with the rise of the colonial rule in the 20th century. But, the documentary does a good job of covering some other aspects of the subject matter as well, such as the displacement and forced labor in the name of the emperor. The government of Japan, one of the strongest leaders in world history. Another aspect of the documentary that the viewer gets a good insight into is the Japanese culture itself, particularly the samurai who were the fighting men in the Japanese army during the war. The man who played the role of a samurai during this time was a young man named Katsumoto Shigenori, who had been trained in martial arts and was expected to be a future Shogun. The documentary ends on a note of hope, so if you're interested in the subject matter, you'll want to watch the documentary for that. I was really impressed by this documentary, as I had never heard of the subject and the reasons behind the Japanese occupation of Cambodia. I definitely think that this documentary is worth your time and attention, especially if you're interested in the history of Asian history or the Chinese history.

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Jeremy

Not bad, it seems. Like the Guardian's "Death takes its toll", Lotta Breu is the front page story on the front page of the New York Times. It's getting nasty. Here in Chile, it's Lotta Breu, she was one of my favorite characters on the show The Office, I watch it everyday, and she is hilarious. So, here I am, I must have seen her screen appearance on 60 Minutes, the phone call, which in retrospect was the highlight of the documentary, and it's not a documentary. It's a freak show. So, what happened? I was in Buenos Aires, Argentina on a day that was special, and we watched the documentary. The show took a big hit when the producers came to the radio station to meet the local people to create the documentary. It was well-meaning, I had no idea what was going to happen, and by the end, I just had a huge negative view of the show, which was a big mistake, I couldn't believe how they dared to make a documentary about that thing. The producers must have read the story on the front page of the New York Times, maybe it must have been a big hit in Argentina, but it definitely wasn't a hit there. The show made money, which is bad, for the episode "Death takes its toll", it's only the first episode, the show still made a lot, but it was worth nothing, even though there were no real problems about the quality of the show. In the beginning, the producers are explaining that they're going to do a piece about the leader of the protests, Lotta Breu, and she must have had something to do with the uprising, so they should have paid her, because she must have a great job, so they had to have a great story about the protests. The show is really boring, like everything that's happening, Lotta Breu and a bunch of protesters were on the screen, trying to convince, but it's more or less a tell-it-like-it-is situation. What could have been a good show was made very boring, the whole thing is like a game show. And I have to say, that if you don't think like that, there are a few positives, the story of Lotta Breu is a big positive, but then, with a lot of negative elements, the show was a bad show. Now, what I would like to see, is a documentary about how the main actors of the show turned into these news stars, who were never in a movie, or even on a TV show, they were always on the show, and they're really a big part of the show, so I would like to see them, and how they have grown from that. The show is not a must see, it's not a movie, but I would recommend watching it, but not to be overrated.

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Albert M.

I've never been to a festival, and I haven't been to any really great ones. This film was amazing. I will not have to get up and walk to the bus stop at least once in the next few weeks. The festival is like a second home to me. I'm a film student, but this film is just as important to me. This is why I will be attending this festival again next year. I didn't understand why I couldn't enjoy the film more. I was drawn to this film for a lot of reasons. The story was great, but the editing was slow. I felt like I was watching a documentary. I've never really understood why directors use slow motion. The acting was good, but I wasn't totally absorbed in the story. This film was great, but I could have watched it a lot longer. It kept me interested, but I couldn't really connect with it. It was hard for me to even watch it all the way through. I would definitely recommend this film to anyone who wants to watch something about life and film. I think this is a great film. It's so good and beautiful, but I just couldn't watch it all the way through. I will definitely be going to the next festival, and I'm going to give this film a 10 out of 10. I recommend it.