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Antonio Pietrangeli has been largely forgotten. According to critic Stefano Curti, “his films were never reviewed and that their release in the cinemas of Paris was often merely accompanied by a few derogatory lines about the “over-commerciality” and the pointlessness of his film output … (and yet they are) worthy of inclusion alongside the films of Michelangelo Antonioni and Valerio Zurlini.” Though his films were not widely seen outside of Italy, today, his innovative and modern dramas are getting a second look. I Knew Her Well stars Stefania Sandrelli (Divorce Italian Style, The Conformist) as a wide-eyed girl who arrives in the city, only to be swept away by the experience, and a few men, too. This bittersweet, distinctive tale of lost innocence may be the peak film from a neglected Italian master.  

Italy/France/West Germany, 1965, 120m

Director: Antonio Pietrangeli
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