The 78th Venice International Film Festival 2021 of La Biennale di Venezia (September 1-11), will include, Out of Competition, the world premiere of the documentary ‘Ennio – The Maestro’ directed by Giuseppe Tornatore.
This 90-minute long-awaited documentary presents a comprehensive portrait of legendary composer Ennio Morricone; one of the most influential and prolific musicians of the twentieth century, winner of two Academy Awards, and composer of over 500 unforgettable movie soundtracks.
The movie tells the story in a long interview with the Maestro by Giuseppe Tornatore, and with comments by artists and directors such as Bernardo Bertolucci, Giuliano Montaldo, Marco Bellocchio, Dario Argento, the Taviani brothers, Carlo Verdone, Barry Levinson, Roland Joffé, Oliver Stone, Quentin Tarantino, Bruce Springsteen, Nicola Piovani, Hans Zimmer, and Pat Metheny, adding also music and archive footage.
‘Ennio’ is also an investigation that seeks to reveal Morricone’s lesser-known aspects, such as his passion for chess, which may have mysterious connections to his music. And the realistic origin of some of his musical intuitions, like the howl of a coyote that inspired the theme of ‘The Good, The Bad and the Ugly’, or the rhythmic banging of hands on tin cans by striking workers protesting in the streets of Rome, which inspired the magnificent theme of ‘According to Pereira’. A gift for invention that is confirmed in his constant love for absolute music, and his talent for ceaseless experimentation.
In Giuseppe Tornatore’s words:
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The movie will be brought to Spain by Karma Films: