Diary of a Film

Diary of a Film

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In this highly-lauded novel, a filmmaker meets a woman named Cosima at an Italian espresso bar, spinning a gorgeous tale of love and the creative process.

An auteur, together with his lead actors, is at a prestigious European festival to premiere his latest film. Alone one morning at a backstreet café, he strikes up a conversation with a local woman who takes him on a walk to uncover the city's secrets, historic and personal. As the walk unwinds, a story of love and tragedy emerges, and he begins to see the chance meeting as fate. He is entranced, wholly clear in his mind: her story must surely form the basis for his next film. This is a novel about cinema, flâneurs, and queer love -- it is about the sometimes troubled, sometimes ecstatic creative process, and the toll it takes on its makers. But it is also a novel about stories, and the persistent question of who has the right to tell them.

Author: Niven Govinden
Publisher: Deep Vellum Publishing
Published: 06/14/2022
Pages: 228
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 8.58h x 5.51w x 0.87d
ISBN: 9781646051809

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 04/15/2022
Publishers Weekly 04/25/2022