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Behind the White Glasses
Directed by Valerio Ruiz • 2015 • Italy
BEHIND THE WHITE GLASSES offers a deep dive into the groundbreaking life and career of Lina Wertmüller, the first woman ever nominated for the Academy Award for best director. This documentary spans decades, from her time as Federico Fellini’s assistant director to the triumphs of her most famous films, revealing the artistic and human universe of a woman who, with her unfailing irony and taste for the grotesque, has left her mark in all the fields of entertainment in which she worked. The journey is accompanied by many exclusive interviews with the artists who witnessed her intense and constantly evolving career, including Giancarlo Giannini, Marina Cicogna, Sophia Loren, Harvey Keitel, and Nastassja Kinski.