Wednesday, October 10, 2018

ELENA FERRANTE ON FILM Review

ELENA FERRANTE ON FILM
 
Street Date: October 23, 2018
BLU-RAY/DVD SRP: $49.95/$34.95

TROUBLING LOVE SYNOPSIS:
What happened to Amalia? Who was with her the night she died? Her daughter Delia is saddened by the 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 together her mother's recent life. By doing so, she starts to confront her childhood memories that shaped their family history. Based on the novel by best-selling author Elena Ferrante.

THE DAYS OF ABANDONMENT SYNOPSIS:
Olga's life is shattered when her husband abandons her, prompting her to fall into a period of self-degradation and self-destructive behaviors. Based on the novel by best-selling author Elena Ferrante.

Includes a 32-page booklet containing Elena Ferrante's letters and script notes about the films (excerpted from Frantumaglia: A Writer's Journey, published by Europa Editions, 2016).

CAST
Margherita Buy
Angela Luce
Anna Bonaiuto

Type: BD/DVD
Running Time: 200 minutes
Aspect Ratio: The Days of Abandonment/2.35:1 | Troubling Love/1.85:1
Audio: The Days of Abandonment /5.1 Surround Sound/2.0 Stereo | Troubling Love/2.0 Stereo
Language: Italian with English Subtitles

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  Very edgy and only for adults, this movie was a little hard to follow with the subtitles because you want to see what it really going on without having to read so much.  Some scenes would make a shy person cringe outright but the film is powerful and emotional with drama filling the moments both good and bad. 


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