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Italian Biopics: Ennio

Italian Biopics 



Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore

 2022, 150’, Italian with English subtitles

In-person screening

Thursday, February 23 at 6pm CT

Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago


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A unique and touching documentary that tells the story of Ennio Morricone through a long interview by Giuseppe Tornatore, interviewed with testimonies from artists and directors – such as Bertolucci, Montaldo, Bellocchio, Argento, i Taviani, Verdone, Barry Levinson, Roland Joffè, Oliver Stone, Quentin Tarantino, Bruce Springsteen, Nicola Piovani, Hans Zimmer e Pat Metheny – music and archival footage. “Ennio” is also an exploration of the less well-known facts about Morricone, like his love for chess, which may have a mysterious connection with his music. An attitude for inventiveness, confirmed by his great passion for music and his willingness to continue experimenting.




The screening is part of Italian Biopics, a series of long-feature movies inspired by leading figures who have played a major role in the history of Italian culture.


Watch the Trailer





  • Organized by: Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Chicago