The Genial Friend a series of Saverio Costanzo, taken from the Best Seller of Elena Ferrante that has conquered over ten million readers worldwide.
Special event only 1, 2 and 3 October.
Episodes 1 and 2 of the HBO-RAI Fiction and TIMVISION series are premiered in Italian cinemas.
When the most important friend of her life seems to have disappeared without a trace, Elena Greco, an elderly woman who lives in a house full of books, turns on the computer and begins to write her and Lila's story, the story of a friendship born on the school desk in the 50s. Set in a dangerous and fascinating Naples, so begins a story that covers over sixty years of life and tries to unveil the mystery of Lila, Elena's brilliant friend, his best friend, her worst enemy.
After the preview presentation at the 75th Venice Film Festival, the first two episodes of the series signed by Saverio Costanzo and coming from the best seller come to the cinema as a special event only on October 1st, 2nd and 3rd. by Elena Ferrante, published by Edizioni E / O. A unique event for fans to live for the first time on the big screen and share with all the other fans the saga that has conquered over ten million readers all over the world.
Over 150 actors and 5000 extras on stage. A casting lasted eight months, during which over 8000 children and 500 adults from all over Campania were tested. Professional and non-professional actors, children and youths recruited in schools in all neighborhoods. To play Elena and Lila children, Elisa Del Genio and Ludovica Nasti. While Elena and Lila adolescents will be, respectively, Margherita Mazzucco and Gaia Girace. The reconstruction of the Rione, the main set of the series, is impressive: the technical team, composed of 150 people, has created 20 thousand square meters of sets built in over 100 working days. Furthermore, 14 buildings, 5 interior sets, a church and a tunnel were built. The costumes are about 1500, including original and repertoire realizations.
The event at the cinema is exclusively distributed by Nexo Digital only on October 1st, 2nd and 3rd with the Radio DEEJAY and MYmovies.it media partners.