The documentary is kind of a journal by director Abel Ferrara from 2020 February, date of the presentation of his last feature, “Siberia”, at Berlin Film Festival (shortly before the whole world was quarantined due to the pandemic of the new Coronavirus), until August. Ferrara shows his own life with an intimate look, his world refracted through his art —music, filmmaking, his collaborators and inspirations such as Ferrara’s early works and his creative partnerships with Willem Dafoe, Joe Delia, Paul Hipp and the musicians who inspired this work.
Presented at Venice and San Sebastián film festivals.
Sean Price Williams
Leonardo Daniel Bianchi, Stephen Gurewitz
Anthony Vaccarello, Gary Farkas, Clément Lepoutre, Olivier Muller, Diana Phillips
Saint Laurent, Vixens
Born in New York in 1951. He had been passionate about cinema since high school, when he made super-8 movies in partnership with writers Nicholas St. John and John McIntyre. His first feature films, Driller Killer (1979) and Ms. 45 (1981), transformed him into a cult figure. He directed, among others, King of New York (1990), The Addiction (1995), The Blackout (1997), New Rose Hotel (1998) and Pasolini (2014). The features Bad Lieutenant (1992), Mary (2005), Go Go Tales (2007) and The Projectionist (2019) were exhibited at the Mostra. In 2011, he received the Leopard of Honor at the Locarno Film Festival.