I Knew Her Well

I Knew Her Well

Directed by Antonio Pietrangeli • 1965 • Italy

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.

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I Knew Her Well
  • I Knew Her Well

    Directed by Antonio Pietrangeli • 1965 • Italy

    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 ...

Extras

  • Stefania Sandrelli on I KNEW HER WELL

    In this interview, conducted in September 2015, Stefania Sandrelli talks about playing Adriana in I KNEW HER WELL and working with director Antonio Pietrangeli.

  • Luca Barattoni on Antonio Pietrangeli

    In this interview, conducted in November 2015, film scholar Luca Barattoni examines the career of director Antonio Pietrangeli, from his beginnings as a critic to his emergence as a leading voice in Italian film, and especially his innovative portrayal of women in the rapidly changing Italy of th...

  • Stefania Sandrelli’s I KNEW HER WELL Audition

    Presented here is archival footage of Stefania Sandrelli’s audition for the role of Adriana in I KNEW HER WELL.