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With over 10 million copies of her “Neapolitan Novels” sold in over 50 countries, Elena Ferrante is a global literary sensation. She was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and HBO recently turned the first book in the quartet, My Brilliant Friend, into a subtitled miniseries hit with more seasons to come. A journey between New York City’s cultural hub and Ferrante’s native Italy, the film explores how an anonymous author’s visceral tales of love and friendship gained such an enthusiastic following. Hillary Clinton, Roberto Saviano, Jonathan Franzen and others weigh-in on the Ferrante “craze” and what makes her work--and her mysterious persona--so uniquely captivating.


  • Jonathan Franzen
  • Ann Goldstein
  • Roberto Saviano
  • Elizabeth Strout

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May 17, 2019

Technically this is competent if not remarkable film-making.

Metacritic review by Leslie Felperin
Leslie Felperin
The Guardian
Mar 8, 2019

Giacomo Durzi's aptly titled documentary Ferrante Fever delivers a fan-friendly examination of the novelist and her works, and what it lacks in depth it more than makes up for with enthusiasm.

Metacritic review by Frank Scheck
Frank Scheck
The Hollywood Reporter
Feb 25, 2019

In avoiding the “Big Question,” and not really substituting enough of the writing, plotting and characters to give us a clear picture of her talent or make the documentary more compelling, we wonder if the fact that we don’t know who she is might be the secret to her appeal.

Metacritic review by Roger Moore
Roger Moore
Movie Nation