Passione in Naples

Article published on Oct. 14, 2010
Article published on Oct. 14, 2010
While Julia Roberts spouts stereotypes in Eat Pray Love, there’s an American – or rather, Italian-American – who delves behind the clichés, sometimes at the risk of succumbing to them, but more often exploring "with humble curiosity an extraordinarily complex city".
So saysu John Trturro, director of Passione, the documentary/melodrama dedicated to traditional Neapolitan song, described in its subtitle as “a musical adventure” spanning almost a thousand years.

Turturro’s link with the Neapolitan tradition began on the set of Francesco Rosi’s The Truce. The connection was then cemented through the actor-director’s performance of Eduardo De Filippo’s play Three Ghosts.

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