Director: Francesco Zippel
Documentary | I | 2018
106 min | Stereo
52nd Hof International Film Festival
The film offers an introspective insight into the life and artistic journey of William Friedkin, an extraordinary and offbeat director of cult films such as The French Connection, The Exorcist, Sorcerer, Cruising, To Live and Die in L.A. and Killer Joe. For the first time, Friedkin opens up, guiding the audience on a fascinating journey through the themes and the stories that have influenced his life and his artistic career. Thanks to an ‘all star’ cast of friends and collaborators (including, among others, Francis Ford Coppola, Quentin Tarantino, Willem Dafoe, Wes Anderson, Matthew McConaughey, Ellen Burstyn, Michael Shannon and Juno Temple), we discover stories and anecdotes, and discuss what being an artist really means – all in order to celebrate the one and only Billy Friedkin and the fun and the passion of making art.