World Cinema

FRANCA: CHAOS AND CREATION

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  • In this incisive documentary, director Francesco Carrozzini creates an intimate portrait of his mother, Franca Sozzani, the legendary editor-in-chief of Italian Vogue. Her provocative, often controversial photo shoots — exemplified by the notorious Black Issue and Plastic Surgery Issue — have placed her magazine at an exciting intersection of fashion, art and commerce for the past 25 years. With interviews from Karl Lagerfeld, Courtney Love, Baz Luhrmann, Bruce Weber and many others, Carrozzini gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse into his mother's creative process, and beautifully demonstrates how her flair for risk-taking and her bold personality allowed her to stand outside the status quo of her field. An unflinching look at the personal and professional life of a tastemaker, this love letter from a son to his mother is also a powerful portrait of Sozzani's legacy. — Mike Dougherty

  • Francesco Carrozzini is an Emmy®-nominated director, known internationally for his portrait photography. His photographs have appeared on the covers and pages of Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone, among many other publications. He has photographed personalities as diverse as Robert De Niro, Angelina Jolie and Kanye West. FRANCA: CHAOS AND CREATION premiered at the Venice Film Festival.

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