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Ennio: The Maestro (2021) Hi Gloss Entertainment

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Ennio: The Maestro

Giuseppe Tornatore | Italy | 2021 | M

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Fri 21 Apr - Tue 2 May 2023

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A celebration of the life and legacy of the legendary Italian composer, Ennio Morricone.

Leaves one wanting to rewatch dozens of movies, dig up more for the first time, and scour the internet for Italian pop records that may never have been released on these shores.

John Defore (Hollywood Reporter)

Revolving around an interview between Tornatore and Morricone recorded shortly before Morricone’s death in 2020, aged 91, Ennio: The Maestro goes deep on one of the world’s most beloved composers, whose discography exceeds a mind-blowing 500 soundtracks.

Skilfully weaving interviews with footage of Ennio’s star studded filmography and collaborators – including Bernardo Bertolucci, Dario Argento, Oliver Stone, Clint Eastwood and Quentin Tarantino – Tornatore explores Ennio’s staggering career in intimate detail, starting with Morricone’s early works in TV commercials and pop music, to his iconic work in Sergio Leone’s Spaghetti Westerns and Dario Argento’s Giallo films, and finally his move to Hollywood films, which saw mainstream success.

Curator's note

Who better to tell the story of Ennio Morricone than his long-time collaborator, Giuseppe Tornatore? Morricone scored an incredible 13 feature films directed by Tornatore, including the Academy Award-winning Cinema Paradiso (1988). Ennio intimately recounts details and inspirations behind his most beloved works, and the sheer volume of clips and stunning audio ensure this film is best enjoyed in the cinema. Leaving viewers with dozens of films to add to their watchlist, Ennio: The Maestro is a must for all cinema and music fans alike.

Format: DCP
Language: English, Chinese and Italian w/ English subtitles
Source: Hi Gloss Entertainment
Courtesy: Hi Gloss Entertainment
Runtime: 156 min

Event duration

156 mins



Contains mature themes, violence and nudity.


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