We’ve waited years for any news on Francis Ford Coppola
‘s next feature, which few people seem to have any clear picture of. News from May of 2013 told us it’d be a generation-spanning epic concerning an Italian-American family, a coming-of-age story, and, more obliquely, something concerning dance. Intriguing, but also the extent of it — and this is a long time to wait for more on something you anticipate.
With the helmer at this year’s Marrakech International Film Festival, however, press have managed to get some new — and, I think, plenty substantial — information out of him. First and foremost, its title is Distant Vision
, which relates to the real subject: television. But more than running parallel with television’s development — birth, growth, and “the end of television as it turns into the internet” — he’s become keen on using that medium, more specifically a live rendition, as his mode of distribution.