When the most important friend in her life seems to have disappeared without a trace, Elena Greco, a now-elderly woman immersed in a house full of books, turns on her computer and starts writing the story of their friendship. Based on the bestselling series by Elena Ferrante.

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Welcome to the Neighborhood

These are the families that make up the world of My Brilliant Friend.

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Invitation to the Set

The creative minds behind the new series discuss how Elena Ferrante's writing inspired them, and the challenges of bringing 1950s Naples to life.

A True Friendship

The cast and crew discuss the core relationship in the series: Elena and Lila.

Recreating the Rione

Learn how the neighborhood of My Brilliant Friend was brought to life.

My True Brilliant Friend

Follow the journey of young actors Margherita Mazzucco and Gaia Girace, from first introductions to the series' premiere, as they work to bring the story of two best friends to life.

My Brilliant Friend Charms at The Venice Film Festival

The drama earned a standing ovation and accolades from American and Italian critics alike.

La Stampa

“Breathes through the looks, the thrills, the fears and the challenges of the two young actresses.”

Wired Italia

“A fantastic series. ... One of the best in recent years.”

“A translation of novel to screen that preserves certain of its literary qualities while transmuting others into moving and effective TV.”

“Even better than Del Genio [Elena] and Nasti's [Lila] individual performances — honest, observant and never marred by actorly precociousness — is their work as a pair.”


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