DIRECTOR: Giuseppe Tornatore

COUNTRY: Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Japan, China, Germany

YEAR / DURATION: 2021 • 156’

GENRE: documentary



  • SCREENPLAY: Giuseppe Tornatore
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY: Giancarlo Leggeri, Fabio Zamarion
  • EDITOR: Massimo Quaglia
  • PRODUCERS: Gabriele Costa, Peter De Maegd, San Fu Maltha, Gianni Russo
  • COMPANY: Piano b Produzioni, Potemkino, Fu Works, Terras, Gaga, Blossoms Island Pictures, Bridging the Dragon
  • FESTIVALS AND AWARDS: Venice Film Festival, David di Donatello Award – Best Documentary, BIFEST Bari – Best Director



Documentary film bout the legendary film composer Ennio Morricone (Rome, 10 November 1928 – Rome, 6 July 2020), who gained worldwide renown through his work with director Sergio Leone (A Fistful of Dollars, 1964; For a Few Dollars More, 1965; The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, 1966; Once Upon a Time in America, 1984), and has composed the scores for more than five hundred films in his career (Days of Heaven, 1978; The Mission, 1986; The UNtouchables, 1987; Malèna, 2000; The Hateful Eight, 2015). He has received a number of awards – Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe, David di Donatello, etc. In the documentary by, in Morricone’s words, the only director he would consider coming out of retirement for, Tornatore is talked about by Clint Eastwood, Quentin Tarantino, John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Oliver Stone, Terrence Malick, Dario Argento, Kar-Wai Wong, Bernardo Bertolucci, and others.

About the director

Giuseppe Tornatore (Bagheria, 1956), film director, screenwriter, producer, and editor whose films are often set in Sicily, and have many autobiographical elements. The various awards he received include the most prestigious ones, such as Golden Globe, special prizes of the juries at Cannes, BAFTA, European Film Award, David di Donatello Award and the Pasinetti Award at Venice Film Festival. Select filmography: Cinema Paradiso (1988), A Pure Formality (1994), Malèna (2000), Baarìa (2009), The Best Offer (2013).


  • Valli Cinema – 19.07.2022



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