Kumu Documentary: Ennio: The Maestro
Location: Kumu auditorium
Dir Giuseppe Tornatore
Italy 2021, 156 min
In English and Italian, with English subtitles
Introduction by composer Tõnu Kõrvits.
From the Oscar-winning director Giuseppe Tornatore (Cinema Paradiso and Malena), Ennio: The Maestro celebrates the life and legacy of the legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone.
Centred around an in-depth interview with Morricone recorded shortly before his death in 2020 at age 91 and conducted by Tornatore, the film forms a well-rounded portrait of the maestro by weaving together archival footage, music and testimonies from artists and directors: Bernardo Bertolucci, Marco Bellocchio, Dario Argento, Quentin Tarantino, Bruce Springsteen, Hans Zimmer et al.
Yet it also reveals the lesser known side of Morricone, including his passion for the game of chess, which may have mysterious links with his music, and the origins of some of his music, such as the howl of a coyote, which inspired the theme of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
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