Starring: Elio Germano, Michele Riondino, Massimo Popolizio
Running Time: 144 minutes
Director: Mario Martone
Born into an aristocratic family, Giacomo Leopardi lived a sheltered life under the tutelage of his father. But as Leopardi grew, he began to recognise the constrictions of his father's arch-conservative temperament and tried to move beyond his orbit, which was further complicated by a deteriorating physical condition that left him hunchbacked and increasingly fragile.