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I Knew Her Well

(Io la conoscevo bene)

4K Digital Restoration

BAMPFA Student Committee Pick!

 Astonishing and tragic.

Wall Street Journal
featuring

Stefania Sandrelli, Nino Manfredi, Ugo Tognazzi, Joachim Fuchsberger,

Following the gorgeous, seemingly liberated Adriana 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 1960s Italy and a biting critique of its sexual politics and celebrity culture. Over several intimate episodes, with just about every one featuring a different man, a new hairstyle, and an outfit to match, the unsung director Antonio Pietrangeli 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.

Janus Films
FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Antonio Pietrangeli
  • Ruggero Maccari
  • Ettore Scola
Cinematographer
  • Armando Mannuzzi
Language
  • Italian
Print Info
  • B&W
  • DCP