A luminously beautiful biopic of the celebrated eighteenth-century Italian poet, essayist and philosopher Giacomo Leopardi, who created immortal verse whilst struggling with a debilitating illness.


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  • ★★★★ review by maria concetta on Letterboxd

    This movie could've been Elio Germano staring out the window for two and a half hours and I still would've loved every second of it.

  • ★★★★ review by Amelie84 on Letterboxd

    Mi è piaciuta di più la prima parte inerente all'età della giovinezza di Leopardi: ho trovato un po' noiosa la seconda sull'età adulta.

    Meravigliose le poesie recitate.

    Meraviglioso Elio Germano: lo è sempre più con l'incedere del film.

  • ★★★★★ review by 𝐒𝐨𝐟𝐢𝐚 🍓 on Letterboxd

    can u believe im giving five stars after 25 mins

  • ★★★★★ review by Chiara on Letterboxd

    Immenso Elio Germano

  • ★★★★½ review by Cine_Magique on Letterboxd

    What an incredibly intense film. If I weren't Italian, I would learn the language to watch it in its original version. The complex figure and production of Giacomo Leopardi, one of our greatest poets, are portrayed on screen with respect and accuracy. Elio Germano offers a flawless performance.

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