Premieres November 18 at 9 PM

My Brilliant Friend tells the story of Elena Greco, a now-elderly woman who discovers the most important friend in her life, Raffaella ?Lila? Cerullo, seems to have disappeared without a trace. A writer, immersed in a house full of books, Greco turns on her computer and starts writing the story of their tempestuous friendship, starting from the point when Elena met Lila their first year of primary school in 1950.

Set in a dangerous and fascinating Naples, their story goes on to cover more than 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 worst enemy. Read More

My Brilliant Friend Charms at The Venice Film Festival

The drama earned a standing ovation and accolades from American and Italian critics alike.

?Breathes through the looks, the thrills, the fears and the challenges of the two young actresses.?

?A fantastic series. ... One of the best in recent years.?

?A translation of novel to screen that preserves certain of its literary qualities while transmuting others into moving and effective TV.?

?Even better than Del Genio [Elena] and Nasti's [Lila] individual performances ? honest, observant and never marred by actorly precociousness ? is their work as a pair.?

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