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'Love in the Time of Cholera' Adapted for Screen

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'Love in the Time of Cholera' Adapted for Screen

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Giovanna Mezzogiorno stars as Fermina in the film version of Love In the Time of Cholera. Daniel Daza/New Line Cinema hide caption

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Giovanna Mezzogiorno stars as Fermina in the film version of Love In the Time of Cholera.

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Filmmaker Mike Newell's latest project is Love In the Time of Cholera, an adaptation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's tale of passion and unrequited love.

Set in Colombia, the film features an international cast and aims to recreate the novel's lush writing and symbolism.

Newell discusses the joys and the challenges of adapting a beloved novel into a story that will work well on the big screen.