Revealing new documentary about Ennio Morricone released

Sarah Kirkup
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

New film – ‘Ennio’ – sheds light on the composer, his creative process, and his music

Ennio, the just-released film by Giuseppe Tornatore celebrating the life and works of Ennio Morricone, is being hailed as a fitting tribute to the late composer.

Tornatore, who also directed Cinema Paradiso – a film understandably given prominence in this new documentary – has made a 156-minute homage to the Italian composer, who died in 2020, for which he travelled across the globe to interview fellow filmmakers and musicians, including Quentin Tarantino, Clint Eastwood, John Williams and Bruce Springsteen. These interviews are complemented by a conversation between Tornatore and Morricone, shot over 11 days just before Morricone’s death, which shines a light on to the composer’s imagination and vision.


Recordings from Morricone’s world concert tours and clips of his classic film scores – from his Dollars Trilogy and Once Upon a Time in the West, to The Untouchables and The Hateful Eight, also feature in the documentary, which The Guardian has described as ‘a painstakingly detailed, fantastically entertaining, and profoundly exhausting deep dive’ into a prolific career that spanned more than 70 years.

Ennio was released in UK cinemas on April 22

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