Friedkin Uncut

Director Francesco Zippel / / Italy

“A startling aperture onto the bright, witty, original mind of a man who isn’t afraid to make unconventional leaps and rather dotes on controversy and hell-raising.” – Hollywood Reporter

Friedkin Uncut brings us right into the world of the raconteurish William Friedkin, the legendary director responsible for classics such as The Exorcist, The French Connection, Sorcerer and Cruising. This time, Friedkin is in front of the camera, opening up for the first time about his career and his life.

For all his candour, Friedkin remains modest about his own work, preferring to heap praise upon other directors over himself. That’s where the film’s contributors come in, with insights from Quentin Tarantino, Edgar Wright, Wes Anderson, Ellen Burstyn, Matthew McConaughey, Francis Ford Coppola, Dario Argento, Damien Chazelle, Willem Dafoe, Gina Gershon and more – collaborators and admirers who help explain the profound impact of both Friedkin and his films.

“Come for the exorcisms, stay for the jokes.” – Film Inquiry

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