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Plot: 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. 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.
Director: Mario Martone
Cast: Elio Germano, Isabella Ragonese, Michele Riondino, Edo Natoli, Massimo Popolizio, Anna Mouglalis, Valerio Binasco, Paolo Graziosi, Sandro Lombardi, Iaia Forte, Federica de Cola, Giovanni Ludeno, Giorgia Salari
Year: 2014
Length: 137 min.
Genre: Drama
Awards: 4 awards & 1 nomination
  •Best Actor (Elio Germano), Vittorio Veneto Film Festival Award (Elio Germano), Best Actress (Iaia Forte), Piccioni Award: Venice Film Festival
• Nominated Golden Lion Award (Mario Martone): Venice Film Festival
Times: Detroit: April 17, 7:30 p.m.
    Film screened with English subtitles.
Distributor: RAI Trade, Roma