I Knew Her Well

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 sixties and a biting critique of its sexual politics and the 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.

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