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Dear Diary (Caro diario) (1994)



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Writer/director/actor Nanni Moretti offers a three-part film diary which takes a sharply satiric look at Italian life. ~ Nicole Gagne, Rovi

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Antonio Neiwiller
as Stromboli Mayor
Carlo Mazzacurati
as Film Critic
Conchita Airoldi
as Inhabitant of Panarea
Marco Paolini
as First Salina Couple
Sebastiano Nardone
as Actor in Italian Film
Antonio Petrocelli
as Actor in Italian Film
Giulio Base
as Car Driver
Moni Ovadia
as Lucio di Alicudi
Roberto Nobile
as Dermatologist
Umberto Contarello
as Assistant to the Chinese Doctors
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Critic Reviews for Dear Diary (Caro diario)

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (7)

In the film, the matter of cinema is the process of creativity, arduous and unrealized, as it ebbs and flows.

May 12, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

This light-toned but thematically substantial autofiction is organized like a sequence of diary entries brought to life with Moretti's wryly confessional voice-overs.

May 12, 2020 | Full Review…

An ideal introduction to Moretti's work, this 1993 pseudo-documentary is weightier than it appears, a symbolic autobiography rather than a literal one.

November 2, 2018 | Full Review…

The scene in which he berates the pro-Henry critic is a funny, irresistible idea, but I'll bet Pasolini would have appreciated Henry.

April 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Caro Diario is like a sketchbook that shows us what its creator saw, but not always what he thought.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The two first segments house some charming interludes amidst the meandering framework but the final segment largely falls flat despite being the most weighty section.

September 12, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dear Diary (Caro diario)


A very strange but compelling character. I absolutely loved's Giaovanna Bozzolo's contribution. One of the best Italian comedies.

John Ballantine
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