Alive in FranceAlive in France

by Abel Ferrara

Alive in France

Synopsis

Abel Ferrara headlines a series of concerts and a film retrospective in France dedicated to songs and music from his films. Preparations with his family and friends show another side of the cult director of legendary films BAD LIEUTENANT, THE KING OF NEW YORK and THE ADDICTION and recent successes such as WELCOME TO NEW YORK and PASOLINI. Ferrara is joined on stage by past collaborators, including composer Joe Delia, actor-singer Paul Hipp and his wife, actress Christina Chiriac, for concerts at the Metronum in Toulouse and the Salo Club in Paris in October 2016.

Director

With a reputation as a director of controversial cinema, Abel Ferrara moves into his fourth decade of filmmaking with continued work in the US as well as European projects. Recent successes include Pasolini, starring Willem Dafoe, and Welcome to NY, starring Gerard Depardieu and Jacqueline Bisset. Born in the Bronx in 1951, Ferrara started on Super 8 in his teens in upstate New York with writers Nicholas St. John and John McIntyre. His first features were DRILLER KILLER and MS. 45 in the late 70s. The 80s and 90s led to a cult reputation with legendary films like THE KING OF NEW YORK, BAD LIEUTENANT, THE ADDICTION and THE FUNERAL. Ferrara is currently preparing his next feature SIBERIA with Willem Dafoe, Isabelle Huppert and Nicolas Cage.

SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY

2017 ALIVE IN FRANCE (documentary)
2014 PASOLINI
2014 WELCOME TO NEW YORK
2011 4:44 - LAST DAY ON EARTH
2009 NAPOLI, NAPOLI, NAPOLI
2008 CHELSEA ON THE ROCKS (documentary)
2007 GO GO TALES
2005 MARY
2001 R XMAS
1998 NEW ROSE HOTEL
1997 THE BLACKOUT
1996 THE FUNERAL
1995 THE ADDICTION
1993 DANGEROUS GAME
1993 BODY SNATCHERS
1992 BAD LIEUTENANT
1990 THE KING OF NEW YORK
1987 CHINA GIRL

Cast

Paul Hipp
Abel Ferrara
Joe Delia
Cristina Chiriac
Dounia Sichov
PJ Delia
Laurent Bechad
Anna Ferrara
Anastasia Balan
Pilipe Bérard
Mia Bablalis
Richard Belzer

Crew

director Abel Ferrara
producer Nicolas Anthome
associate producers Michel Merkt, Dounia Sichov
director of photography Emmanuel Gras
camera operator Clément Le Penven
assistant director Azzura Lugari
sound Julien Momenceau
editors Fabio Nunziata Leonardo, Daniel Bianchi
sound editing Silvia Moraes
sound mixing Paolo Segat

Technical Data

format DCP / colour
length 79 min.
original languages English, French

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