A Portrait of Alda Merini

I fell in love twenty-six times, I relapsed. As  many were the falls, so many were the poems.
Alda Merini


Alda Merini, one of the most important poets of the twentieth century confesses herself without inhibitions, recounting her life of suffering. This portrait alternates conversation with fragments of her poetry interpreted by Licia Maglietta (taken from her theatrical performance Love Delirium/Delirio amoroso).The encounter of these two women and their artistic fusion render for us the fragility and the greatness of a woman who had been overwhelmed by an excess of love.

con la partecipazione di Licia Maglietta
fotografia Cesare Accetta
montaggio Giogiò Franchini