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18th Italian Language Week: Ferrante Fever, a documentary by Giacomo Durzi

Data:

15/10/2018


18th Italian Language Week: Ferrante Fever, a documentary by Giacomo Durzi

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18TH ITALIAN LANGUAGE WEEK IN THE WORLD

Under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic

Filmed between Italy and the United States, Ferrante Fever is born from the same passion that devours the readers of Elena Ferrante. But the film doesn’t necessarily go in search of the identity of the “faceless writer,” whose novels have sold more than five million copies worldwide. The film is not looking to uncover the truth behind the pseudonym. Instead, it hopes to discover the secret to her success, the nature of the fever that conquered the world over the course of 12 years.

Exceptional witnesses (Hillary Clinton, Roberto Saviano, Lisa Lucas) provide answers, but so do the writer's own words, and the places and the protagonists in her novels.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring movie director Giacomo Durzi and Ann Goldstein, the American translator of Ferrante’s novels, moderated by Laura Benedetti, professor of Italian at Georgetown University.

 

Director: Giacomo Durzi
Italy/United States, 2017, 50 min 
Documentary in Italian and English with Subtitles

LOCATION 

Embassy of Italy 
3000 Whitehaven Street NW 
Washington, DC 20008

 

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PREVIEW (via YouTube)

 

GIACOMO DURZI

After completing university studies in Law, Giacomo Durzi attended courses at the London Film School and later graduated from Rome's Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. Durzi is a screenwriter, director and producer.

He has worked with broadcasters like NBC Universal and Fox Channels Italy, overseeing product selection and production development. As an author and director, he has created shows for channels like Fox, RAI and La7. Over the years, he wrote and directed television documentaries for NBC Studio Universal, Rai, The History Channel, Channel 4 and MTV Europe.

As a screenwriter, he wrote long and short TV series. Durzi also acts as a script consultant for Torino Film Lab, Biennale College Cinema and the IDM-Alto Adige Film Commission.

In his multifaceted career, Durzi also teaches serial narration at the Scuola Holden School and had taught at the Berlin DFFB and Cologne International Film School.

Currently, Giacomo Durzi is the story editor for Sky Italia original productions.

ANN GOLDSTEIN

Ann Goldstein is a former editor at The New Yorker. She has translated works by, among others, Primo Levi, Pier Paolo Pasolini, and Italo Calvino, and is the editor of the Complete Works of Primo Levi in English. She has been the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship and awards from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her translation of Elena Ferrante’s The Story of the Lost Child was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize.


LAURA BENEDETTI

Laura Benedetti is the Laura and Gaetano De Sole Professor of Contemporary Italian Culture at Georgetown University.

Her publications include the volumes La sconfitta di Diana. Un percorso per la “Gerusalemme liberata”, The Tigress in the Snow: Motherhood and Literature in Twentieth-Century Italy, the edition and English translation of Lucrezia Marinella’s Esortazioni alle donne e agli altri and, most recently, the novel Un paese di carta.

She was Guest of Honor at the annual meeting of the American Association of Italian Studies (2016), as well as the recipient of the Flaiano International Prize for Italian Studies, the “Wise Woman” award from the National Organization of Italian American Women, and the Gold Medal from the Federazione Associazioni Abruzzesi/U.S.A. She has published extensively on Elena Ferrante’s work and was a guest on an episode of The Diane Rehm Show devoted to the author.

Informazioni

Data: Lun 15 Ott 2018

Orario: Dalle 18:00 alle 20:00

Organizzato da : Italian Cultural Institute

Ingresso : Libero


Luogo:

Embassy of Italy

1017