Family Diary

(1962)
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Marcello Mastroianni gives a sensitive, finely judged performance as Enrico, a struggling journalist in the Rome of 1945. He receives a phone call informing him that his younger brother Lorenzo (Jacques Perrin) has died. Enrico recalls their long and difficult relationship; he was brought up by their poor but warm-hearted grandmother (Sylvie), Lorenzo was raised as a gentleman by a wealthy local aristocrat. Reunited in the Florence of the 1930s, Enrico becomes his spoilt brother's keeper, forever haunted by a sense of guilty responsibility towards a man he both hates and loves. Beautifully photographed by Giuseppe Rotunno, this austere, deeply-felt masterwork has been acclaimed as one of Zurlini's greatest achievements.

  1. Valerio Zurlini

    Director

  2. Mario Missiroli

    Writer

  3. Vasco Pratolini

    Writer

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Original Title Cronaca familiare

Status Released

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  • September 28, 1962
    Theatrical

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Original Language Italian

Runtime 1h 55m

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