Elena Ferrante on Film

Elena Ferrante on Film

Elena Ferrante is the author of MY BRILLIANT FRIEND (the Neapolitan Quartet, now an HBO series). Her new novel THE LYING LIFE OF ADULTS has just been published in North America. To celebrate, Film Movement Plus offers two film adaptations of her earlier novels, TROUBLING LOVE and THE DAYS OF ABANDONMENT, along with interviews with the two directors of these films and other bonus featurettes.

Elena Ferrante on Film
  • Troubling Love

    What happened to Amalia? Who was with her the night she died? Her daughter Delia is saddened bythe news, but 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 tog...

  • The Days of Abandonment

    Olga's life is shattered when her husband abandons her. This prompts her to fall into a period of self-degradation and self-destructive behaviour. The attractive forty-something mother of two, was still very much in love with her husband, but he became restless and distant, and eventually left he...

  • Elena and the Books featurette

    Who is Elena Ferrante and how has her hidden identity affected the films made from her works?

  • Troubling Love - Director Mario Martone interview

    An interview with Mario Martone, director of Troubling Love, the film adaptation of Elena Ferrante's stunning debut novel.

  • Troubling Love - Actress Anna Bonaiuto interview

    An interview with Anna Bonaiuto, star of Mario Martone's film adaptation of Elena Ferrante's Troubling Love.

  • The Days of Abandonment - Roberto Faenza interview

    An interview with the director Roberto Faenza about his film adaptation of Elena Ferrante's acclaimed novel.

  • Producer Andrea Occhipinti interview

    An interview with the producer of the film adaptation of Elena Ferrante's stunning debut novel, Troubling Love.