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My Brilliant Friend

Naples in the 1950s. A friendship destined to last a lifetime is born.

A timeless friendship comes of age. The second season of My Brilliant Friend, based on the second of Elena Ferrante’s bestselling novels returns to TVNZ OnDemand.

In season 1, we followed Elena (Lenù) and Lila as they navigated childhood and the complications of adolescence, local politics and customs, and the oppression and violence inherent to everyday life for women born into poverty in post-war Italy.

The events of the second chapter of My Brilliant Friend picks up exactly where the first season left off. Lila and Elena are sixteen, and both feel they are stuck in a rut. Lila has just got married, but in taking her husband’s surname, it is as if she has lost herself. During a holiday on Ischia, the two friends meet up with old childhood friend Nino Sarratore once again. The seemingly casual encounter changes the nature of their bond forever, sending them off into two completely different worlds.

My Brilliant Friend was the first ever non-English series to premiere on HBO in America.

Stream from Saturday 10th March on TVNZ OnDemand.

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