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I Knew Her Well (1965)

1h 37min
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This prismatic portrait of the days and nights of a party girl in sixties Rome is a revelation. On the surface, 'I Knew Her Well', directed by Antonio Pietrangeli, plays like an inversion of La dolce vita with a woman at its center, following the gorgeous, seemingly liberated Adriana (Divorce Italian Style's Stefania Sandrelli) as she dallies with a wide variety of men, attends parties, goes to modeling gigs, and circulates among the rich and famous. Despite its often light tone, though, the film is a stealth portrait of a suffocating culture that regularly dehumanizes people, especially women.
A seriocomic character study that never strays from its complicated central figure while keeping us at an emotional remove, 'I Knew Her Well' is one of the most overlooked films of the sixties, by turns hilarious, tragic, and altogether jaw-dropping.
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Io la conoscevo bene
The Criterion Collection
Classics, Drama
Italy, Classics, Drama
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97 minutes
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