MY BRILLIANT FRIEND, the breathtakingly cinematic foreign language period drama series about a lifelong friendship filled with love and envy, arrives on Blu-ray™ & DVD 18th March 2019  just in time for Mother’s Day. Pre-order now: http://po.st/MyBrilliantFriend.

When the most important friend in her life seems to have disappeared without a trace, Elena Greco (Elisa Del Genio, Margherita Mazzucco andElisabetta De Palo), a now elderly woman immersed in a house full of books, turns on her computer and starts writing the story of their friendship. She met Raffaella Cerullo (Ludovica Nasti and Gaia Girace), whom she has always called Lila, in the first year of primary school in 1950. Set in a dangerous and fascinating Naples, their story begins and goes on to cover over 60 years of their lives as she tries to describe the mystery of Lila, Elena’s brilliant friend and – in a way – her best friend, and her worst enemy.

Following a glowing critical reception upon broadcast, the 8-part foreign language drama – based on the international best-seller by Elena Ferrante – has been greenlit for a second series, which aligns with the second of Ferrante’s Neapolitan quadrilogy. Catch up on the first series ofMY BRILLIANT FRIEND on home entertainment platforms from 18th March.

Certificate: TBC

Episodes: 8 x approx. 50-minute episodes


My True Brilliant Friend – 1 hour documentary

Interview with Antonella Cannarozzi – Costume Designer

Interview with Giancarlo Basili – Set Designer

From Book To Screen

What Is ‘My Brilliant Friend’?

Who Are Lila and Elena?

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