Venice 2019 - Best Documentary About Cinema

by keithsim | last updated - 3 weeks ago

Venice continues their tradition of premiering documentaries about classic films and classic filmmakers. This year is no exception. Other Venice sections: In Competition (https://www.imdb.com/list/ls048890799/) , Out of Competition - Fiction, Non-Fiction and Special Screenings (https://www.imdb.com/list/ls090367749/), Orizzonti (https://www.imdb.com/list/ls090336956/), Venice Classics (https://www.imdb.com/list/ls090367437/)

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1. Fellini Never-ending (2019)

80 min | Documentary

7.3
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Eugenio Cappuccio was Fellini's formal assistant director on "Ginger and Fred" in 1985. Then he always followed "The Maestro" in several different projects. This film documentary is a ... See full summary »

Director: Eugenio Cappuccio | Stars: Christina Engelhardt, Gabriella Giorgelli, Andrea De Carlo, Francesca F. Fellini

Votes: 6

2. Boia, maschere, segreti: l'horror italiano degli anni sessanta (2019)

75 min | Documentary

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The documentary consists of footage from 12 erotic documentary films from the Sixties. A dynamic style of editing, sometimes almost hypnotic is accompanied by contemporary music created ... See full synopsis »

Director: Steve Della Casa | Star: Dario Argento

3. 800 Mal Einsam - ein Tag mit dem Filmemacher Edgar Reitz (2019)

84 min | Documentary

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Eight Hundred Times Lonely is an eighty-four-minute non-commercial art house documentary film about famous 86-year-old German filmmaker Edgar Reitz. Anna Hepp, the young filmmaker of this ... See full summary »

Director: Anna Hepp | Stars: Edgar Reitz, Anna Hepp, Henry Arnold, Marita Breuer

4. Piero Vivarelli, Life As a B-Movie (2019)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

6.6
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The unbridled life and kaleidoscopic filmography of Piero Vivarelli, who made ltalian B-movies of all genres, wrote hit rock songs and penned the screenplay for Sergio Corbucci's Western '... See full summary »

Directors: Fabrizio Laurenti, Niccolò Vivarelli | Stars: Adriano Aragozzini, Pupi Avati, Beryl Cunningham, Steve Della Casa

Votes: 5

5. Babenco: Tell Me When I Die (2019)

75 min | Documentary

9.0
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A blend of two nationalities, a master of the moving image, Hector was in life a little of everything - from a tomb salesman to spaghetti western extra, from a photographer of steakhouses ... See full summary »

Director: Bárbara Paz | Stars: Hector Babenco, Regina Braga, Willem Dafoe, Paulo José

Votes: 12

6. Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist (2019)

104 min | Documentary

7.3
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A lyrical and spiritual cinematic essay on The Exorcist, LEAP OF FAITH explores the uncharted depths of William Friedkin's mind's eye, the nuances of his filmmaking process, and the ... See full summary »

Director: Alexandre O. Philippe | Star: William Friedkin

Votes: 6

7. Fulci for fake (2019)

90 min | Biography

7.4
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The first biopic about Lucio Fulci. With never seen before footage, photos and interviews.

Director: Simone Scafidi | Stars: Sandro Bitetto, Fabio Frizzi, Antonella Fulci, Camilla Fulci

Votes: 11

8. Andrey Tarkovsky. A Cinema Prayer (2019)

97 min | Documentary

7.2
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The documentary recounts Tarkovsky's life and work, letting the director tell the story himself, as he shares with us his memories, his view of art and his reflections on the destiny of the artist and the meaning of human existence.

Director: Andrey A. Tarkovskiy

Votes: 10




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