“Ferrante Fever” Documentary on Mysterious Author Elena Ferrante Available June 4 from Kino Lorber and Greenwich Entertainment

Kino Lorber and Greenwich Entertainment have announced the release of Ferrante Fever (DVD: $29.95), slated for June 4. With over 5 million copies of her “Neapolitan Novels” sold and publication rights in over 50 countries, Elena Ferrante is a global literary sensation. She was named one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” and HBO recently turned the first book in the quartet, My Brilliant Friend, into a miniseries hit. The world- hopping documentary Ferrante Fever journeys between New York City’s cultural hub and Ferrante’s native Italy, exploring how an anonymous author’s visceral tales of love and friendship gained such an enthusiastic following. Featuring comments from Hillary Clinton, Roberto Saviano, Jonathan Franzen, and others, director Giacomo Durzi’s captivating peek inside the world of the renowned author includes the bonus featurette “Ferrante Fever in the Words of the Readers.”