[43][44][45], Ferrara has recast many of the same actors in his movies, most notably Christopher Walken, Harvey Keitel and Willem Dafoe. An Italian-French-British co-production, the film features Ferrara, Willem Dafoe, Cristina Chiriac, Anna Ferrara, Paul Hipp and Joe Delia. In June 2020, it was announced Ferrara had directed a documentary film titled Sportin' Life. [33] Ferrara has two adopted children: Endira and Lucy. Artists and filmmakers who influenced Ferrara's work include "the Stones and Dylan...DaVinci, Stanley Kubrick, Woody Allen and all of the great New York film makers.
12.00 eller kl. [55] Forest Whitaker starred in Ferrara's movies Mary (2005) and Body Snatchers (1993). Reviewers called it "a provocative, disreputable movie, well worth seeing. "[7], Ferrara first drew a cult audience with his grindhouse movie The Driller Killer (1979), an urban slasher film about an artist (played by the director himself) who goes on a killing spree with a power drill. [19], In 2007, Ferrara directed Go Go Tales a comedy with Modine, Bob Hoskins and Willem Dafoe that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival but was not shown in the United States until a special screening at the Anthology Film Archives in 2011. © Copyright 2020 Variety Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. The movie also features Christopher Walken, Annabella Sciorra, Edie Falco, Kathryn Erbe and Michael Imperioli. Abel Ferrara's built a reputation as a confrontational, upsetting director, so much so that a simple, prosaic scene shocks in and of itself. Asked about the Herzog film, Ferrara was quoted widely saying "I wish these people die in hell. All these guys had was their word, and they came from fucking nowhere. [38] He moved there following the 9/11 attacks because it was easier for him to find financing for his movies in Europe.[39]. [22] The docudrama received little attention and poor reviews but Werner Herzog's reboot Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans was selected for competition at the prestigious festival. On the one hand, then, “Sportin’ Life” mostly captures the spirit of an enervating, dislocated time, as Ferrara touches on the disorientating effect of a global pandemic and, in somewhat more cursory fashion, a summer jolted from ennui by renewed Black Lives Matter protests. Ferrara returned three years later with 'R Xmas (2001), which starred Drea de Matteo and Ice-T. In 1993, Ferrara was hired for two Hollywood studio movies: another remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, titled Body Snatchers (1993), for Warner Bros.; and Dangerous Game (1993), starring Keitel and Madonna, for MGM. He recorded commentaries for Driller Killer and King of New York[citation needed] and made Mary (2005), a religious-themed multi-plot movie starring Juliette Binoche, Matthew Modine, Forest Whitaker, Heather Graham, Marion Cotillard,and Stefania Rocca. [4] Later, he attended the film conservatory at SUNY Purchase, where he directed several short films.

Variety and the Flying V logos are trademarks of Variety Media, LLC. In the United Kingdom, the movie made it on a list of "video nasties" created by moral crusaders that led to prosecutions under the Obscene Publications Act 1959 and to the passing of new legislation which forced all video releases to appear before the British Board of Film Classification for rating. The Funeral (1996),[18] starring Walken, Sciorra, Chris Penn, Isabella Rossellini, Benicio del Toro, Vincent Gallo and Gretchen Mol, was nominated for five Independent Spirit Awards including Best Director.

— though multiple shots capture his masked face looking solemnly on as the world burns. Dafoe yowling his way through Del Shannon’s “Runaway” (a song key to “Siberia”) is a highlight, though Ferrara circles back to this material rather too often in such a brief running time: Audiences may reach the conclusion that the party was more of a blast to attend than it is to watch. Read Next: Michel Audiard’s ‘Hidden Gem’ of French Post-War Noir, ‘The Night Affair,’ Showcased at the Lumière Festival, ‘Cicada’ Review: The Pain and Poetry of Being Young, Queer, Troubled and In Love, ‘A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting’ Review: Netflix’s Bland Junior Horror Aims to Distract Kids, Not Haunt Them, ‘Clouds’ Review: The Stirring True Story of Zach Sobiech Becomes an Effective Disney Plus Weepie, ‘Saturday Night Live’ Recreates Presidential Town Halls with Alec Baldwin and Jim Carrey, ‘In the Heights’ Actor Doreen Montalvo Dies at 56, ‘Saturday Night Live’ Sketch Sees Issa Rae Voting for ‘Everybody Black’ — But ‘F’ Kanye West, Armie Hammer Explains His Thirsty Comment on Timothée Chalamet's Instagram, Donald Trump on NBC News’ Kristen Welker: ‘She’s Always Been Terrible and Unfair’, One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson Takes Big Loss on Hollywood Hills Mansion, Angela Lansbury: ‘Murder, She Wrote’ Star Still Going Strong in Amazing Career, Twitter Still Blocking a NY Post Story Based on Alleged Hunter Biden Emails, Newspaper’s Account Remains Frozen, Rhonda Fleming, ‘Queen of Technicolor’ Who Appeared in ‘Spellbound,’ Dies at 97, In Japan, a Series of Actor Suicides Raises Uneasy Questions About Pandemic Stressors, TV Ratings: Biden Wins Town Hall Duel With Trump, How Savannah Guthrie Helped Salvage NBC’s Risky Bet on Town Hall, Tony Awards 2020: Full List of Nominations, 'The Masked Singer' Reveals the Identity of Baby Alien, Pedro Pascal on Fame and ‘The Mandalorian’: ‘Can We Cut the S— and Talk About the Child?’, Tracey Edmonds Seeks $10 Million for Mulholland Estates Mansion, Baseball Live Stream: Here’s How to Watch the 2020 MLB Playoffs Online, Acclaimed Designer Brett Johnson on His Watch Collection, Quarantine Cooking and Cashmere Favorites, Pandemic Shifts the Map During College Football’s Roller Coaster Season: Data Viz, Add Privacy and a New Design Element To Your Space With a Barn Door Kit. Images from Tommaso (Abel Ferrara, 2019) For his first dramatic feature in five years, Abel Ferrara returns to the wellspring of personal experience that has served his cinema so well over the years. [21], In 2009, Napoli, Napoli, Napoli premiered out of competition at the 66th Venice International Film Festival. The cult auteur's Saint Laurent collaboration serves up a chaotic snapshot of his year, bouncing from film festival revels to pandemic solemnity. Somewhat surprisingly, given the Saint Laurent stamp, this is an authentically scrappy, scruffy work from Ferrara, who proved the enduring recklessness of his vision with this year’s exhilaratingly bizarre narrative feature “Siberia.” That film’s Berlinale premiere, plus the accompanying publicity roadshow with actor Willem Dafoe and Ferrara’s own blues-rock band, provides much of the footage for “Sportin’ Life” — whether it’s Ferrara and Dafoe jovially riffing off each other in junket interviews, or the whole entourage jamming on stage at the film’s post-screening party. [2] He was raised Catholic, which had a later effect on much of his work. After making The Blackout (1997) with Matthew Modine and Dennis Hopper, he contributed to the omnibus television movie Subway Stories. Sportin' Life is a 2020 documentary film directed by Abel Ferrara. ÅBNINGSTIDER: Jeg letter de fleste dage fra kl. [12], King of New York (1990) stars Christopher Walken as gangster Frank White, Laurence Fishburne, Wesley Snipes, David Caruso and Giancarlo Esposito. With: Abel Ferrara, Willem Dafoe , Cristina Chiriac, Anna Ferrara, Paul Hipp, Joe Delia.

But Jesus was a living man, and so were Buddha and Muhammad. Tommaso (2019) is not the type of movie that one might expect from Abel Ferrara. It had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 4, 2020.

[20], In 2009, Jekyll and Hyde was set to star Forest Whitaker and 50 Cent.

On the other, it’s impossible to imagine such a chaotic, clashing assemblage of half-thoughts and impulses being “written” per se: A video diary of the filmmaker’s travels and stasis from February to August of this year, edited with nary a moment to reflect ahead of its premiere at the Venice Film Festival this month, it gives every appearance of having been downloaded directly from his brain in its full antic, distracted form. [2][3], The film had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 4, 2020. [57], Learn how and when to remove this template message, Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexual assault case, Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground, Independent Spirit Award for Best Director, "MOVIES The Prince of Darkness Director Abel Ferrara practices a kind of gonzo filmmaking, and his violent vision isn't a particularly popular one in Hollywood", "Struggling With Faith and Gentrification", "Abel Ferrara: 'I made Scarface look like Mary Poppins, "Ms .45 (2015), directed by Abel Ferrara | Film review", "Crime Story. 45,' Pier Paolo Pasolini & More", "GRETCHEN MOL INDULGES IN "AN AMERICAN AFFAIR, "Abel Ferrara's 'Jekyll and Hyde' Coming Soon From Warner Bros", "1998 (novena edición) : Los Catacric y los YoGa", Nicky's Film sound design and remix contest, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Abel_Ferrara&oldid=983589539, American film directors of Italian descent, Converts to Buddhism from Roman Catholicism, Short description is different from Wikidata, BLP articles lacking sources from January 2010, Articles with unsourced statements from September 2019, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SELIBR identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Director, screenwriter, actor, producer, editor, cinematographer, This page was last edited on 15 October 2020, at 02:57. Ferrara then made New Rose Hotel (1998), which reunited him with Christopher Walken.
None of these components especially go with anything else, and the film’s last-minute swerve into scenes of U.S. race riots and police violence seems literally tacked-on, as if Ferrara knew he couldn’t make a video diary of 2020 without them, but like many around him, still hasn’t found the language to describe and respond to a crisis underpinned by equal parts international rage and shame. [28][29], Ferrara is married to Cristina Chiriac and they have a daughter, Anna. [6] Starring with his then-girlfriend, he recalled having to step in front of the camera for one scene to perform in a hardcore sex scene: "It's bad enough paying a guy $200 to fuck your girlfriend, then he can't get it up. Abel Ferrara (born July 19, 1951)[1] is an American filmmaker, known for the provocative and often controversial content in his movies, his use of neo-noir imagery and gritty urban settings. "[9], In 1984, Ferrara was hired to direct Fear City, starring Melanie Griffith, Billy Dee Williams, Rae Dawn Chong and María Conchita Alonso. [52] David Caruso is another one of Ferrara's frequent film collaborators. Abel Ferrara Lives! Still, there’s a poignantly self-aware sense of hubris to these tipsy postcards from the festival scene — once you consider, of course, that mere weeks after the Berlin shenanigans, the world would go into anxious, isolated lockdown. The filmmaker has a busy slate and a major retrospective at MOMA this year.



[51] Other actors he has recast include Annabella Sciorra and Matthew Modine as well as character actors such as Victor Argo, Paul Calderón and Giancarlo Esposito. Inspired by Carl Jung's The Red Book, the script was written by Ferrara and Chris Zois. Whose 2020 has been a year of tidy ideas, after all? A long-time independent filmmaker, some of his best known movies include Ms .45 (1981), King of New York (1990), Bad Lieutenant (1992) and The Funeral (1996).