The Italian Film Club of University College di Londra and Infallible Productions Ltd. hosted on November 19th a presentation of Leopardi, followed by a Q&A with director Mario Martone and co-screenwriter Ippolita Di Majo chaired by Dr Beatrice Sica (UCL).
"Giacomo Leopardi is one of the most important and influential poets in Italian literary history. Director Mario Martone’s film, a scrupulously researched and cinematically staged period biopic, gives us the full sweep of the restless and often terribly unhappy events of Leopardi’s life, set within the turbulent context of early 19th-century Italian society, politics and literature. However this is no academic exercise – it is a powerful, moving search for identity and artistic self-expression by a brilliant misfit, memorably played by Elio Germano (My Brother is an Only Child, As God Commands)" - Adrian Wootton (CEO Film London).
Photos courtesy of Catherine Monfils - Catmon Photgraphy