Ferrante Fever

by Giacomo Durzi

Ferrante Fever


Ferrrante Fever gives life to Elena Ferrante's literary production. An authour that despites her international success keeps herself unknown. With talks, readings and interpretations with writers, critics, directors, booksellers and editors, the documentary discuss Ferrante's deeply intimate writing and sketch together her identity.


After completing university studies in Law, Giacomo Durzi attended courses at the London Film School and later graduated from Rome's Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. Durzi is a screenwriter, director and producer.
He has worked with broadcasters like NBC Universal and Fox Channels Italy, overseeing product selection and production development. As an author and director, he has created shows for channels like Fox, RAI and La7. Over the years, he wrote and directed television documentaries for NBC Studio Universal, Rai, The History Channel, Channel 4 and MTV Europe.
As a screenwriter, he wrote long and short TV series. Durzi also acts as a script consultant for Torino Film Lab, Biennale College Cinema and the IDM-Alto Adige Film Commission.
In his multifaceted career, Durzi also teaches serial narration at the Scuola Holden School and had taught at the Berlin DFFB and Cologne International Film School.
Currently, Giacomo Durzi is the story editor for Sky Italia original productions.


2017 Ferrante Fever

2012 S.B. I Knew Him Well
(S.B. Io lo conoscevo bene)

2009 Twin Attacks
(Attacchi gemelli -Una mattina di dicembre)

Number One on a List
(Numero uno in lista)


Michael Reynolds
Francesca Marciano
Lisa Lucas
Ann Goldstein
Sarah McNally
Roberto Saviano
Nicola Lagioia
Elizabeth Strout
Jonathan Franzen
Giulia Zagrebelsky
Mario Martone
Roberto Faenza


director Giacomo Durzi
writers Laura Buffoni, Giacomo Durzi
animators Mara Cerri, Magda Guidi
director of photography Beppe Gallo
original music Andrea Bergesio, Valentina Gaia
music Giorgio Ferrero, Rodolfo Mongitore
producers Alessandra Acciai, Giorgio Magliulo, Roberto Lombardi

Technical Data

format DCP / colour / 5.1
length 74 min.
original languages Italian, English

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