A luminously beautiful biopic of the celebrated eighteenth-century Italian poet, essayist and philosopher Giacomo Leopardi, who created immortal verse whilst struggling with a debilitating illness.

  1. Mario Martone

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Elio Germano

    Elio Germano

    Giacomo Leopardi

  2. Michele Riondino

    Michele Riondino

    Antonio Ranieri

  3. Massimo Popolizio

    Massimo Popolizio

    Monaldo Leopardi

  4. Anna Mouglalis

    Anna Mouglalis

    Fanny Targioni-Tozzetti

  5. Valerio Binasco

    Valerio Binasco

    Pietro Giordani

Full Cast & Crew



Original Title Il giovane favoloso

Status Released

Release Information

  • October 16, 2014


    All ages admitted.

Original Language Italian

Runtime 2h 17m

Budget -

Revenue -



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