When it comes to film composers, is there anyone more iconic, influential and inimitable than Italian composer Ennio Morricone? We explore the answer with the new, comprehensive documentary Ennio: Il Maestro (Giuseppe Tornatore, 2021) as our guide. In this episode we celebrate the maestro, delving deep into his musical archive. Our first returning guest, director Kim Kokosky Deforchaux, joins us this time as a crazed-fan, offering his personal favourites of Ennio and exploring what made his style so unique.
Kim Kokosky Deforchaux (1988) is a Dutch director, screenwriter and crazed-Ennio-fan* based in Amsterdam.
For his graduation from the Netherlands Film Academy in 2017 he wrote a dissertation on how World War II has been portrayed in film by various countries all around the world. This dissertation was mostly inspired by the research for his own feature length screenplay about the war.
He has since written and directed the short film Ik, Moordenaar and is currently finishing his next short film, Hantu. He also wrote the short film Colosseum and co-wrote feature film Femi, which will be released later this year.
With David Cronenberg’s newly released film Crimes of the Future (2022), out now in cinemas, we delve deep into the Cronenberg universe, exploring this polarising figure and his portrayal of everything grotesque, sexual and visceral. Are we afraid to be physically moved by cinema or do we enjoy the perversions we are shown? Find out if we can stomach (literally) all things Cronenberg.
(click on the links for tickets to screenings at LAB111)
- Once Upon A Time in the West (Sergio Leone, 1968)
- The Untouchables (Brian De Palma, 1987)
- Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick, 1978)
- Ennio (Giuseppe Tornatore, 2021)
- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Sergio Leone, 1966)
- A Fistful of Dollars (Sergio Leone, 1964)
- Once Upon a Time in America (Sergio Leone, 1984)
- The Sicilian Clan (Henri Verneuil, 1969)
- A Fistful of Dynamite (Sergio Leone, 1971)
- L’Alibi (Adolfo Celi, Vittorio Gassman, Luciano Lucignani, 1969)
- Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion (Luciano Ercoli, 1970)
- The Truman Show (Peter Weir, 1998)
- The Thing (John Carpenter, 1982)
- The Mission (Roland Joffé, 1986)
- White Dog (Samuel Fuller, 1982)
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