by Giuseppe Tornatore
Italy/Belgium/Japan 2021 150′
The documentary marks the 13th collaboration between Morricone and his long-time friend Tornatore, for whom he has scored most of his films, including Cinema Paradiso.
In addition to interviews with filmmakers and musicians, including Wong, Bernardo Bertolucci, Quentin Tarantino, Clint Eastwood and Bruce Springsteen, the film features fragments of Morricone’s private life, recordings from his concert tours, clips of films he has scored and never-before-seen archival footage.
In addition to Tornotore’s works, Morricone scored all of Sergio Leone’s films since A Fistful Of Dollars, Gillo Pontecorvo’s The Battle Of Algiers, Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1900, Roland Joffè’s The Mission, Terrence Malick’s Days Of Heaven and Brian de Palma’s The Untouchables. He has also sold more than 70 million records worldwide. In 2016, Morricone received his first Academy Award for his score to Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight (2015). He is also the recipient of a further Academy Honorary Oscar, along with three Grammy Awards, three Golden Globes, six BAFTAs, ten David di Donatello awards, two European Film Awards and other prizes.
Ennio Morricone, Dario Argento, Bernardo Bertolucci, Giuseppe Tornatore, Bruce Springsteen, Lina Wertmüller, Marco Bellocchio, Joan Baez, Liliana Cavani, Giuliano Montaldo, Vittorio Taviani, Nicola Piovani, Roberto Faenza, Silvano Agosti, Franco Piersanti, Franco Migliacci, Miranda Martino
Festivals & awards:
- BIF&ST – Bari International Film& Festival 2022: Incontri con – Best Director
- David di Donatello 2022: Best Documentary, Best Editor, Best Sound
- Globi d’Oro 2022: Best Documentary
- ICFF Italian Contemporary Film Festival 2022: Jury Prize
- Tirana International Film Festival 2022: Opening Film – Audience Choice Award
- Tokyo International Film Festival 2022: Gala
- IDFA – Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2021: Masters
- La Biennale di Venezia 2021: Out of Competition
- Nastri d’Argento 2022: Best Documentary