Stefania Sandrelli on I Knew Her Well
In Antonio Pietrangeli’s stunning 1967 character study I Knew Her Well, Stefania Sandrelli plays Adriana, an aspiring model and actress trying to make it in sixties Rome’s movie business and glittering social world. For Sandrelli, who was only nineteen years old at the time, starring in the film was a thrilling challenge and a formative experience. For the Criterion release of the film, out this week, we had the chance to talk to the actor about her memories of the production and her personal connection to the character of Adriana. In the following clip, she describes working with the “extraordinary man” Pietrangeli.