Aug 262020

The comedy-drama, Dear Diary (Caro Diario) comes to Blu-ray through Film Movement and is available to purchase on September 8.



Caro Diario
(Dear Diary)

Genre(s): Comedy
Film Movement | NR – 100 min. – $29.95 | September 8, 2020

Date Published: 08/26/2020 | Author: The Movieman

Director: Nanni Moretti
Writer(s): Nanni Moretti (written by)
Cast: Nannu Moretti, Renato Carpentieri, Antonio Neiwiller, Jennifer Beals

Features: Featurette, Deleted Scene, Trailer
Slip Cover: No
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: Italian (PCM 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.66
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 35.49 GB
Total Bitrate: 41.15 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

Film Movement provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.


Filmmaker Nanni Moretti (NANNI MORETTI) goes on three disparate journeys. First, he rides through Rome on a scooter, musing on cinema, and has a chance encounter with actress Jennifer Beals. Next, he and his friend, Gerardo (RENATO CARPENTIERI), tour a number of islands searching for a peaceful place to write a screenplay. And finally, Moretti, hampered by a nagging skin rash, goes from doctor to doctor looking for the right diagnosis, which may or may not turn out to be severe.



This release comes with a booklet. The only bonus material is a Making-of Featurette (31:06), a Deleted Scene (2:44) and the Trailer (1:54).



VIDEO – 4.25/5

Caro Diario (Dear Diary) arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Film Movement. The 1080p high-definition transfer is taken from a new 2K digital restoration and as an indie movie going on 25+ years, looks pretty darn good. Detail on this, especially close-ups, is impressive with sharpness. Outside of a few minor blemishes, mainly some specs, it’s a relatively clean looking transfer.

AUDIO – 4.5/5

The movie comes with a strong Italian language PCM 2.0 track, at least stronger than expected for a travelogue comedy-drama. Dialogue comes through with good clarity and there is some ambient noises, like the sounds of the city, that do come through.


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