It’s the story of the great poet Giacomo Leopardi starting from his childhood in Recanati, with his brothers and his authoritarian father, Monaldo. Then it moves to his life in Florence, his love story with Fanny and his friendship with Antonio Ranieri. After a brief stay in Rome, he will move to Naples where cholera will explode. A villa under Vesuvius will be the witness of his last period of life and the draft of the famous poetry La ginestra. It has been presented in Venice, where Germano has won the Pasinetti Award. It has been a big public success and received lots of prizes: from the David awards to the Silver Ribbon for Film of the Year, and the Golden Globe for the Best Film.