Carnegie 10 International Film Series - Days of Abandonment (I giorni dell'abbandono)
In honor of the diversity of films from around the world and in homage to the indispensable Cinema 10 series of Potsdam, the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures & the Language Resource Center are pleased to present:
Days of Abandonment
(I giorni dell'abbandono)
Olga (Buy), literary translator, wife and mother of two is suddenly abandoned by her husband (Zingaretti) for a younger woman. With this she enters into a painful lapse that turns into despair that brings her to sleep and food deprivation. She encounters a neighbor musician (Goran Bregović) that moves something in her. After a descent into hell and eventual rise from despair, Olga lives an insight that makes her realize that she was not losing her mind for the lost love but discovers the meaning of losing her dignity and being imprisoned in a single role, which she must break in order to enjoy life.
I giorni dell'abbandono is a film of 2005 by Roberto Faenza, set in Turin, based on the novel by Elena Ferrante.
Language: Italian with English subtitles