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I Knew Her Well

Antonio Pietrangeli

 
I Knew Her Well (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Italy
  • 1965
  • 115 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.85:1
  • Italian
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  • Spine #801

Following the gorgeous, seemingly liberated Adriana (Divorce Italian Style’s Stefania Sandrelli) as she chases her dreams in the Rome of La dolce vita, I Knew Her Well is at once a delightful immersion in the popular music and style of Italy in the sixties and a biting critique of its sexual politics and the culture of celebrity. Over a series of intimate episodes, just about every one featuring a different man, a new hairstyle, and an outfit to match, the unsung Italian master Antonio Pietrangeli, working from a script he cowrote with Ettore Scola, composes a deft, seriocomic character study that never strays from its complicated central figure. I Knew Her Well is a thrilling rediscovery, by turns funny, tragic, and altogether jaw-dropping.

Cast

Adriana AstarelliStefania Sandrelli
Emilio “Lunk” RicciMario Adorf
Dario MarchionniJean-Claude Brialy
The writerJoachim Fuchsberger
CianfannaNino Manfredi
RobertoEnrico Maria Salerno
Gigi BagginiUgo Tognazzi

Credits

DirectorAntonio Pietrangeli
Story and screenplay byAntonio Pietrangeli, Ruggero Maccari and Ettore Scola
Director of photographyArmando Nannuzzi
Production design and costumes byMaurizio Chiari
Music byPiero Piccioni
Edited byFranco Fraticelli
Director of productionDanilo Marciani

Disc Features

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with actor Stefania Sandrelli
  • New interview with film scholar Luca Barattoni about the career of director Antonio Pietrangeli
  • Archival footage of Sandrelli’s audition
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by journalist and author Alexander Stille

    New cover by F. Ron Miller

Film Essays

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I Knew Her Well: City Girl

By Alexander Stille February 24, 2016

Fifty years after its initial release, Antonio Pietrangeli’s I Knew Her Well is only now emerging as a dazzling peer of the classics of 1960s Italian cinema.
Read more »

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Stefania Sandrelli on I Knew Her Well

February 25, 2016

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 . . . Read more »


Film Essays

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I Knew Her Well: City Girl

By Alexander Stille February 24, 2016

Fifty years after its initial release, Antonio Pietrangeli’s I Knew Her Well is only now emerging as a dazzling peer of the classics of 1960s Italian cinema.
Read more »


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Introducing I Knew Her Well

January 29, 2016

Next Friday, Film Forum begins a weeklong run of our new 4K restoration of Antonio Pietrangeli’s 1965 masterpiece I Knew Her Well, presented by filmmaker Alexander Payne. This newly . . . Read more »


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Remembering Ettore Scola

January 26, 2016

Last week, we were saddened to learn of the passing, at the age of eighty-four, of the beloved Italian writer and director Ettore Scola. The filmmaker was a luminary of Italian cinema for more . . . Read more »

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