Italy 2017, 90 min, English, Hebrew subtitles
Any attempt to describe Julian Schnabel’s life and work is bound to be passionate. As a painter, he applies paint with his hands, throwing his body onto giant canvases scattered in a yard, a field, or flapping in the wind. As a director, his films are condensed, rapt with emotion. Besides Schnabel and his work, A Private Portrait features conversations with his family and friends, and since his entourage includes such faces as Al Pacino and Jeff Koons, as well as Schnabel’s equally creative children, it only serves to fuel the passion.
A superstar painter and later an award-winning filmmaker (The Diving Bell and The Butterfly, Before Night Falls), Schnabel has grown from an odd child into a groundbreaking artist, and, as it turns out, a particularly funny and offbeat interviewee.
Previous Festivals:Tribeca, Warsaw IFF, Helsinki IFF LOve & Anarchy
Production: Riccardo Scamarcio, Valeria Golino, Viola Prestieri
Production Company: Buena Onda Srl
Editing: Tommaso Gallone
Soundtrack: Gabriele Roberto
Music: Gabrilee Roberto
Pappi Corsicato (born 12 June 1960) is an Italian film director and screenwriter. Since 1994, Pappi has directed dozens of video documentaries on contemporary art and artists, including Richard Serra, Jeff Koons, Robert Rauschenberg, Jannis Kounellis, Anish Kapoor, and Gilbert & George, with a number of titles receiving exhibition at such cultural centers as London’s Modern Tate Museum and the Centre Pompidou of Paris.