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Filmworker

Dir: Tony Zierra
Cast: Leon Vitali, Ryan O'Neal, Danny Lloyd
94mins   2017   USA   15   English   

It's a rare person who would give up fame and fortune to toil in obscurity for someone else's creative vision. Yet, that's exactly what Leon Vitali did after his acclaimed performance as Lord Bullingdon in Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon (1975). The young actor surrendered his thriving career to become Kubrick's loyal right-hand man. For more than two decades, Leon played a crucial role behind-the-scenes, helping Kubrick make and maintain his legendary body of work.

'Filmworker is a portrait of an unsung hero, a revealing look at how Kubrick's films were made and a psychological sketch of a would-be Da Vinci determined to keep dusting and polishing someone else's Sistine Chapel' - David Fear, Rolling Stone

Stanley Kubrick fans can see 2001: A Space Odyssey at Depot on Tuesday 26 June