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I Knew Her Well Blu-ray
Io la conoscevo bene / The Criterion Collection
Criterion | 1965 | 115 min | Not rated | Feb 23, 2016
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Italian: LPCM Mono
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)
I Knew Her Well (1965) Blu-ray
Adriana, a naive Italian country girl, moves to Rome to become a movie star and experiences the dark side of the business.
Director: Antonio Pietrangeli
Writers: Ruggero Maccari, Antonio Pietrangeli, Ettore Scola
Starring: Stefania Sandrelli, Mario Adorf, Jean-Claude Brialy, Joachim Fuchsberger, Nino Manfredi, Enrico Maria Salerno
I Knew Her Well
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.
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
New English subtitle translation
PLUS: An essay by journalist and author Alexander Stille
STREET DATE: FEBRUARY 23.