I Knew Her Well

  • Wed Oct 12
    7:00
I Knew Her Well
director:
Antonio Pietrangeli
cast:
Stefania Sandrelli, Mario Adorf, Jean-Claude Brialy

Following the gorgeous, seemingly liberated Adriana (Divorce Italian Style’s Stefania Sandrelli) as she chases her dreams in the Rome of La dolce vita, I Knew Her Well is at once a delightful immersion in the popular music and style of Italy in the 1960s and a biting critique of its sexual politics and culture of celebrity. Over a series of intimate episodes, just about every one featuring a different man, a new hairstyle, and an outfit to match, the unsung Italian master Antonio Pietrangeli, working from a script he cowrote with Ettore Scola, composes a deft, seriocomic character study that never strays from its complicated central figure. I Knew Her Well is a thrilling rediscovery, by turns funny, tragic, and altogether jaw-dropping.

website: janusfilms.com/films/1749

New Digital Restoration
format
DCP bw
runtime
1 hour 55 minutes
release year/country
1965 Italy
subtitled