#17: Caro diario (Nanni Moretti, 1993)

This episode discusses Nanni Moretti’s Caro diario (Dear Diary), an introspective autobiographical look at three phases of Moretti’s life. This story blends the comic with the tragic, all while highlighting a journey of independence, interdependence, and codependence. Moretti’s work also has some interesting ties to the Odyssey both as a narrative as well as through its formal execution.

Plus, some news updates on film festivals and where you can screen contemporary Italian film through virtual cinema.


This episode features the following music excerpts from the film’s soundtrack:

  • “Didi” by Khaled
  • “Bambini al telefono” by Nicola Piovani
  • “Isole” by Nicola Piovani
  • “Inevitabilmente (Lettera dal carcere)” by Fiorella Mannoia

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