On October 16 at Butterfly DeLuxe Cinema, a special pre-premier show of a new documentary about one of the greatest opera singers of the 20th century - "Maria to Callas".
For the first time after 40 years of silence, the world-renowned opera maiden gave permission to an interview. Rare surveys, archival photographs, personal shots - this is the story itself, says Maria Callas himself, and along with her Marilyn Monroe, Alain Delon, Yves Saint Laurent, JF Kennedy, Lukino Visconti, Winston Churchill, Grace Kelly, Liz Taylor and others.
In the movie "Maria to Callas" there are no speakers or invited experts - she speaks for herself. The film presents her interviews for many years, many of which are published only for the first time, as well as letters addressed to her first husband and Aristotle Onassis. Among the rare materials used for the film are videotapes secretly made by the fans of Callas in opera houses and at important events, for example: London concerts, Norma in 1965, touching performances by Maria Callas's farewell tour. Of course, the film does not bypass the relationship of Callas with Onassis, very touchingly reproducing these relationships, which became for the singer's uneasy trials.
The soundtrack of the film consists of rare and unpublished recordings given by the close big opera singer and fans of her talent. The film presents a unique collection of video, photo and audio materials, most of which will see the world for the first time.
For three years, director Tom Volf traveled the world in search of rare archives. Collected materials became the basis for the grand exhibition held in the fall of 2017 in Paris and three books. Documentary Tom Wolf literally loves Mary Callas, but she loves the whole world, who is not indifferent to the opera.
The film "Maria to Callas" was presented at the Toronto International Film Festival, and will be featured in Ukraine as part of the Star DOC project.
The Star DOC Project is a series of the latest documentary films about outstanding contemporary artists! Art, cinema, theater, music, science - the best documentaries of world-wide distribution now and in Ukraine!