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Puccini by William Friedkin

Giacomo Puccini was an Italian opera composer who has been called "the greatest composer of Italian opera after Verdi". Puccini was born Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini in Lucca in Tuscany, in 1858. The “Puccini by William Friedkin” documentary, produced by the Lucca Film Festival & Europa Cinema and the Fondazione Giacomo Puccini, made by the Lucca-based film production company Kalispéra, narrates the intense passion and profound love of director William Friedkin for the opera maestro from Lucca. The American director traced some of the most significant places in the life and works of Puccini, such as the Teatro del Giglio and the Lucca Cathedral, discovering their every secret, giving the documentary the energy and power that made it into a unique, must-watch film. One maestro meets the other and Lucca is the privileged place of this magical meeting.

  • Federico Salvetti
  • Federico Salvetti
  • Nicola Borrelli
  • William Friedkin
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    50 minutes 45 seconds
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    November 27, 2016
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    7,000 EUR
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Director Biography - Federico Salvetti

Federico Salvetti is a young Italian filmmaker. He lives in Lucca, and together with other four colleagues, he founded the independent "Kalispéra Production" in 2013. The team carries out many types of audiovisual productions, ranging from clips to feature documentaries. In 2017 it made the executive production of two feature film documentaries, both documentaries were directed by Federico Salvetti."Bye Bye Baken" and "Puccini by Friedkin".

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