What happened to Amalia? Who was with her the night she died? Her daughter Delia is saddened by the news, but isn’t surprised. She already considered her mother a disgrace even before finding out the sordid circumstances of her death.
Delia travels home to Naples for the funeral and tries to piece together her mother’s recent life events. By doing that, she starts confronting her childhood memories, which shaped her family history. Based on a novel by Elena Ferrante.
Cannes 1995 Official Competition:
Nomination: Best Director