ENZO AVITABILE

ENZO AVITABILE – MUSIC LIFE

By Jonathan DEMME

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Documentary - Completed 2012

The project emerges from the reciprocal esteem of two artists and from the fact that Jonathan Demme for years has been aware of Avitabile’s music.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ITALY
    • Languages
    • ITALIAN, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jonathan DEMME
    • Synopsis
    • A film by Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme on Enzo Avitabile, his music and Naples.
      This project is the fruit of the two artists’ reciprocal esteem for one another. It is also the result of many years spent following the musical artistry of Enzo Avitabile, a well - known figure on the world music scene recognized for his passion for research and
      experimentation.
      Music has always played a decisive role in Demme’s films, which is evident in all his works
      for the big screen. Over the years, this passion has been expressed in various video clips, and above all, documentaries (The Pretenders, New Order, Talking Heads, Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young) which received high critical acclaim by the public, and film
      and music critics alike.
      One of his latest documentaries tells the story of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and others have brought him to shoot on location in Haiti and New Orleans.
      This film gives us the incredible opportunity to experience a story told through the eyes of one of the greatest directors in the world, not only about the music of a “unique” artist like Avitabile, but also of Naples, a city with all its treasures and contradictions.
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