Among Mario Martone’s signature films is this 1995 thriller, co-written with and adapted from a novel by Elena Ferrante. A Neapolitan artist named Delia (Anna Bonaiuto), who has been living in Bologna, returns home to Naples following the sudden suicide of her mother. But Delia has her doubts about the official account of her mother’s death, and she sets about trying to find out what her mother was up to in the preceding years, leading her down a dark, labyrinthine path in search of the truth. Troubling Love captured three David Di Donatello Awards in 1995—Best Actress for Bonaiuto, Best Director for Martone, and Best Supporting Actress for Angela Luce as Delia’s mother.

We’re excited to introduce a dinner and a movie combo with our Italian programming this June, including Troubling Love. For $30, receive one ticket to Troubling Love and a select menu item at Café Paradiso, located in FLC’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. Learn more here.