OFFICIAL SELECTION: 78th VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
WINNER: BEST DOCUMENTARY, DAVID DI DONATELLO AWARDS 2022
WINNER: BEST EDITING, DAVID DI DONATELLO AWARDS 2022
WINNER: BEST SOUND, DAVID DI DONATELLO AWARDS 20
WINNER: DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR, NASTRO D' ARGENTO AWARDS 2022
The latest film by Oscar-winning director Giuseppe Tornatore (Cinema Paradiso), ENNIO - THE MAESTRO celebrates the life and legacy of the legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone.
Revolving around an interview between Tornatore and Morricone recorded shortly before his death in 2020, aged 91, ENNIO - THE MAESTRO is a “fantastically entertaining deep dive” on one of the world’s most beloved composers, whose discography exceeds a mind-blowing 500 soundtracks.
Skilfully weaving through interviews and footage of Ennio’s star studded filmography and collaborators, including Bernardo Bertolucci, Dario Argento, Oliver Stone, Clint Eastwood and Quentin Tarantino, Tornatore explores Ennio’s staggering career in intimate detail, starting with Morricone’s early works in TV commercials and pop music, to his iconic work Sergios Leone’s Spaghetti Westerns and Dario Argento’s Giallo films and finally his move to Hollywood films, which saw mainstream success.
An intimate look inside the musical genius that was Morricone, Ennio intimately recounts details and inspirations behind his most beloved works. Leaving viewers with dozens of films to add to their watchlist, ENNIO - THE MAESTRO is a must for all cinema and music fans alike.
Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
Language: Italian / Chinese / English
Run Time: 156 min
“Leaves one wanting to rewatch dozens of movies, dig up more for the first time, and scour the internet for Italian pop records that may never have been released on these shores.”
- The Hollywood Reporter
"A fantastically entertaining deep dive"
- The Guardian
"An Ideal Tribute"
- Financial Times