Oscar winner Natalie Portman will play the lead and executive production of Hbo Films’ Days of Abandonment, based on the best-selling novel by Elena Ferrante. News reported by all specialized media. The film is currently in pre-production, written and directed by Maggie Betts, ‘The Days of Abandonment’ revolves around Tess, played by Portman. When Tess, a woman who gives up her dream to have a stable home life, is also abandoned by her husband, her world turns upside down.
Adapted from the mysterious Elena Ferrante’s novel of the same name, published in Italy by E / O ‘The Days of Abandonment’ is a visceral and barrier-free journey into a woman’s mind. In crisis, people face the standards of motherhood and femininity. From the same text by Ferrante in 2005, a film was made under the direction of Roberto Faenza with Margherita Buy and Luca Zingaretti.
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