Il Capitale Umano continues to triumph at the Italian box office, my novel has been re-released, and I am getting ready to return to Italy as the first Storyteller-in-Residence at the Scuola Holden in Torino. I hope the students there will learn a thing or two from me. Having a novel turned into such a brilliant film has certainly taught me a lot about my own work, as you can see in this conversation with Roberto Manassero for Ciniforum.
The film has opened to strong reviews, great word of mouth - and the noisy fury of the right wing Northern League, who wrongly (and cynically) see it as an attack on Italy's rich . I hope the controversy won't distract too much from the beauty of Paolo Virzì s film and the humanity of his vision. Meanwhile, the novel has been reissued, and today saw a nice interview with Paolo Conti in Sette, the Corierra della Sera magazine, which should straighten out a few misconceptions and prevent the book being consigned to bonfires on the grounds of the villas of Lombardy.
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