Dear Diary

1993 [ITALIAN]

Biography / Comedy / Drama

IMDb Rating 7.3 10 7048

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Silvana Mangano as (archive footage)
925.15 MB
Italian 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 40 min
P/S 1 / 11

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Joel I 9 / 10

An amusing personal film

I came across this little gem in the bargain bin at my video store and was delightfully surprised. It is a free form film, divided into three parts which are pretty much like the diary entries alluded to in the title -- personal stories and reflections by writer/director Nanni Moretti, playing himself as a loner and narrating the film, sometimes in voice-over, sometimes on-screen (the other characters are oblivious to his narration). The film has an ironic wit and a casual style that is refreshing to watch. In the first segment, he just drives around Rome on his Vespa, admiring housing projects, spouting admiration for Jennifer Beale, and searching for the spot where Pier Paolo Pasolini was murdered. In one hilarious scene, he takes time out from his ride to berate a movie critic for giving a favorable review to "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer." In the second segment, Moretti goes hopping around the Italian Islands (spectacularly filmed) and tries in vain to get some writing done. On one island, all of the families have just one child, who willfully dominates the parents. In the third segment, Moretti recounts in almost documentary style the true story of his search for a cure for his baffling skin condition, which causes unbearable itching. His many visits to dermatologists and pharmacies are presented in excruciating detail but not without an air of wry detachment. Moretti's closing take is memorable. If you watch this film on its own terms, it's a wonderful viewing experience.

Reviewed by lost_cabbages 10 / 10

Loved it!

This is one of my all time favorite movies. The feeling of the whole film is just cozy and lovely. I first saw this movie on IFC and watched every time after that that I saw it was on. I could watch it a million times. I highly recommend it!

Reviewed by Angeneer 7 / 10

A personal narrative

Nanni Moretti made a movie in three parts about himself and his country. At first, riding his Vespa, he describes his whereabouts and his love for his homeland and his fellow Italians. You get to know a lot of things about Rome. Then he goes on a trip to the islands and shows all the aspects of Italian culture, each island being one different type. This is the most funny part, although he also troubles himself and the viewer with the meaning of these lifestyles. At the end he gets more personal and recites his experiences with the medical system. While it's presented in a comic way, the end is certainly depressing. Very difficult to find joy when the word cancer is mentioned.

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