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World Cinema : Leopardi

Starring: Elio Germano, Michele Riondino, Massimo Popolizio

Running Time: 144 minutes

Director: Mario Martone

Languages: Italian

Subtitles: English

Rating: PG

Genre: Drama

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.