Italy remembers Ennio Morricone with new film

Jan 31, 2022 704

A new movie dedicated to Italy's much-loved composer Ennio Morricone will be previewed in cinemas around the country this weekend, ahead of its general release on 17 February. Ennio: The Maestro is the title given to the 'docufilm' by its director Giuseppe Tornatore, a long-time collaborator of Morricone who died in Rome aged 91 on 6 July 2020.

Morricone composed soundtracks for all of Tornatore's movies since the Oscar-winning 1988 classic Cinema Paradiso, winning several awards for his music on The Legend of 1900Ennio is centred around an 11-day interview with Morricone, featuring clips of films he set to music as well as his arrangements for pop songs.

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