When her estranged and impoverished elderly mother dies in curious circumstances, Delia returns from Rome to piece together what has happened and reconstruct the course of her mother's life. The more she investigates the past however, the more she begins to get closer to the truth about herself.
Worthy of a tarantella
- L'Amore Molesto review by KL
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Intriguing to watch again 20 years on now that Elena Ferrante (the screenwriter) is a lauded novelist and our familiarity with the mores and claustrophobia of Neopolitan family life that she chronicles is much greater. The film, like her novels, repays attention dealing as it does with repressed memory and indeed conflicting narratives of events. The marvellous tarantella that closes the film seems entirely fitting.