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La Rosa dei Nomi


This documentary attempts to create an interesting and profitable encounter between the filmmakers, award-winning writer Umberto Eco, and Jean-Jacques Annaud, the director of a film based on one of Eco's more popular books The Name of the Rose and starring Sean Connery. In the process, the author's contempt for anyone he does not see as his intellectual equal (arguably, everyone) is made manifest. The film's other attempt, to detail the story of the book and interest potential viewers in the film, gets...more