Directed by Giacomo Durzi (Italy/France, 2017, 74 min.). English, Italian, and French with English subtitles.
With over 5 million copies of her Neapolitan Novels sold and publication rights in 50 countries, Elena Ferrante is a global literary sensation. A journey between New York City’s cultural hub and Ferrante’s native Italy explores how an anonymous author’s visceral tales of love and friendship gained such an enthusiastic following. Ann Goldstein, Sarah McNally, Jonathan Franzen, and others weigh in on the Ferrante craze and what makes her work—and her mysterious persona—so uniquely captivating.