LEOPARDI

IL GIOVANE FAVOLOSO

By Mario MARTONE

SPAFAX UK - as REP

Drama - Completed 2014

The poet Leopardi abhors hypocrisy, is unlucky in love but fortunate in friendship. He will find inspiration in the poverty and vitality of Naples.

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& Awards

Ventana Sur 2014
European Cinema
LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA 2014
VENEZIA 71
TIFF - TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014 2014
Contemporary World Cinema
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • ITALY
    • Languages
    • ITALIAN
    • Duration
    • 135 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mario MARTONE
    • Writer(s)
    • Mario MARTONE, Ippolita DI MAJO
    • Producer(s)
    • Carlo DEGLI ESPOSTI (PALOMAR), Patrizia MASSA (PALOMAR), Nicola SERRA (PALOMAR)
    • Synopsis
    • Leopardi is a child prodigy who grows up under the relentless gaze of his father, in a house that is a library. His mind travels far but his home is a prison. While he reads about everything, the universe remains outside.
      In Europe, the world is changing, revolutions erupt, and Giacomo desperately searches for contact with the outside world. At the age of twenty-four, when he finally leaves Recanati, Italy’s high society opens its doors to him, but our rebel does not fit in. In Florence, he becomes entangled in a love triangle between Antonio Ranieri, the Neapolitan friend with whom he shares a house in the bohemian fashion, and the beautiful Fanny. In the end, he moves to Naples with Ranieri, where
      he becomes immersed in the desperate and vital spectacle of the working-class city. A cholera epidemic breaks out: Giacomo and Ranieri complete the last leg of their long journey, to reach a villa immersed in the countryside at the foot of Mt. Vesuvius.
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