FILMWORKER

FILMWORKER

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It’s a rare person who would give up fame and fortune to toil in obscurity for someone else’s creative vision. Yet, that’s exactly what Leon Vitali did after his acclaimed performance as Lord Bullingdon in Stanley Kubrick’s 'Barry Lyndon'. The young actor surrendered his thriving career to become Kubrick’s loyal right-hand man. For more than two decades, Leon played a crucial role behind-the-scenes helping Kubrick make and maintain his legendary body of work. In 'Filmworker', Leon’s candid, often funny, sometimes shocking experiences in the company of Kubrick are woven together with rich and varied elements including previously unseen photos, videos, letters, notebooks, and memos from Leon’s private collection. Insightful, emotionally charged anecdotes from actors, family, crew members, and key film industry professionals who worked with Kubrick and Leon add an important layer of detail and impact to the story. 'Filmworker' enters the world of Leon Vitali and Stanley Kubrick from a unique perspective that highlights the nitty-gritty of the creative process. By experiencing Leon’s journey we come to understand how the mundane gives rise to the magnificent as timeless filmmaking is brought to life at its most practical and profound level. ★★★★ "Poignant" - Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent ★★★★ "An absorbing, important portrait of both a genius at work and the man behind the scenes who made the magic possible" - Ian Freer, Empire ★★★★ "Fascinating and ineffably sad" - Kevin Maher, The Times ★★★★ "A revealing and stirring celebration of one of cinema’s unacknowledged heroes" - Gwilym Mumford, The Guardian
15
93 minutes
2018
Documentary
United States
English
None
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