Archive of films Foolish Love / Amorfú

2003, 90 min

Section: Another View
Year: 2004

A young doctor at a psychiatric clinic experiences an unusual relationship with one of her patients.


A young doctor at a psychiatric clinic dreams about returning “crazy” people to normal life. She encourages them to talk, listens to them, and gives them strength, in the hope that together they can get at the roots of their problems. Fausto captivates her most of all. He’s an eccentric musician who’s been in and out of treatment, but who sometimes seems completely normal. The film develops the relationship between the patient and doctor, two similarly fragile people who together experience “the insanity of love.” Instead of a great love, however, it is in actuality merely the route both have chosen to escape the bounds of “normality.”

About the director

Emanuela Piovano (b. 1962, Turin) is a member of a group of avant-garde Italian filmmakers. With Daniele Segre, Guido Chiesa, Mimmo Calopresti, she founded the Turin School, and has made several video films under its banner. They generally take up the problem of women and the limitations which traditionally bind them. Prior to Foolish Love she shot The Blue Rose (Le rose blu, 1989), L’aria in testa (1992) and Le complici (1998). She produces her work at her own company, Kitchenfilm. 


Adriana Chiesa Enterprises
Via Barnaba Oriani 24A, 00197, Rome
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About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Another View
Director: Emanuela Piovano
Screenplay: Massimo Felisatti, Emanuela Piovano podle románu / based on a novel by Massimo Felisatti
Dir. of Photography: Alessio Gelsini Torresi
Music: Gianluca Podio
Editor: Paolo Benassi
Producer: Gaetano Renda
Production: Kitchenfilm s.r.l.
Cast: Sonia Bergamasco, Ignazio Oliva, Luigi Diberti, Barbara Mautino, Mita Medici, Paolo de Vita, Bruno Gambarotta, Isa Gallinelli, Giovanni Vettorazzo, Vincenzo Ferrera, Claudia Giannotti, Francesco Guzzo
Contact: Adriana Chiesa Enterprises


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