Maria by Callas
CAST: Fanny Ardant, Joyce DiDonato, Maria Callas DIRECTOR: Tom Volf Ending 12/13
Tom Volf's Maria by Callas is the first film to tell the life story of the legendary Greek/American opera singer completely in her own words. Told through performances, TV interviews, home movies, family photographs, private letters and unpublished memoirs-nearly all of which have never been shown to the public-the film reveals the essence of an extraordinary woman who rose from humble beginnings in New York City to become a glamorous international superstar and one of the greatest artists of all time.
An aching compilation of a woman branded as difficult yet adored as one of operas' biggest stars in the 20th century.Monica Castillo, RogerEbert.com
A once-in-an-epoch talent retrieved from the dustbin of notoriety.Roger Moore, Movie Nation
Volf aims to share, with current audiences, the incredible voice of the revered 20th-century soprano. He succeeds, resoundingly.Anita Katz, San Francisco Examiner