“Ferrante Fever” (Kanopy)

If you are a Ferrante fan (as I and so many others are) then this rather slight documentary will be of some interest to you. Give up the expectation of seeing her because, of course, that doesn’t happen. Interesting: Ann Goldstein discusses translating the books; Italian filmmaker, Mario Martone talks about making “Troubling Love” (based on the book that introduced me to Ferrante). Also of interest to me (but maybe not to someone who didn’t like Olive Kittredge) are the comments by Elizabeth Strout who says that Ferrante has been a major influence. Jonathan Franzen is also a huge fan (and you get to see what his living room looks like). Not as interesting: lots of conjecture as to her reasons for remaining anonymous. But it’s not a bad way to spend an hour. Below is a link to an interesting 2016 New Yorker conversation with Ferrante.


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