Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend is nearing its on-screen premiere, as HBO has just released the trailer for the upcoming adaptation.
The coming-of-age novel is the first book in a 4-part series, called The Neapolitan Novels, which follows the lives of childhood friends Elena and Raffaella throughout their adolescence into their old age.
The Neapolitian Novels have been embraced by many audiences and Ferrante has received positive reviews from critics since the release of My Brilliant Friend. The New York Times referred to Ferrante as, “One of the great novelists of our time.”
“Her voice is passionate, her view sweeping and her gaze basilisk. Her subject is the domestic world, and part of her genius lies in her capacity to turn this sphere into an infernal region, full of rage and violence, unlimited in its intellectual and emotional reach.”
HBO is taking Ferrante’s passionate and heartwarming tale to the screen and this official trailer shows audiences that the Italian author’s riveting story is just as emotional on screen as it is on page.
My Brilliant Friend will premiere in November 2018.
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