Watch the Trailer for Ennio Morricone Documentary 'Ennio'

After premiering at the 2021 Venice Film festival, the Giuseppe Tornatore feature will finally get a wide release next year

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Dec 19, 2023

After scoring hundreds of films since 1961, esteemed film soundtrack composer Ennio Morricone died in 2020. He'll forever be remembered as one of the very best to ever do it, and his legacy has been given the documentary treatment by Cinema Paradiso director Giuseppe Tornatore.

The simply titled Ennio premiered at the Venice International Film Festival in 2021. It will finally receive a wide North American release in 2024 via Music Box Films, hitting "select theatres" on February 9. Tornatore had worked with the 91-year-old composer many times throughout his storied career, and began working on a documentary about Morricone prior to his death.

Ennio features interviews with Morricone, as well as with his many peers, admirers and collaborators — including Clint Eastwood, Quentin Tarantino, Joan Baez, Bruce Springsteen, Quincy Jones, James Hetfield, John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Bernardo Bertolucci, Mike Patton, Dario Argento, Wong Kar-Wai, Oliver Stone and Barry Levinson. You'll find many of these names and/or faces in the trailer below.

This is not the first time Morricone has been celebrated in documentary-form: in 2020, Pierpaolo De Sanctis and Ruggero Longoni directed the 25-minute Celebrating Ennio Morricone: The Secrets Behind His Genius.

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