Tuesday, October 9, 2012
After encountering Abel Ferrara in New York, Franco-Iranian filmmaker Rafi Pitts returned to Paris and proposed to Labarthe a film about him. The project was quickly set up, and the filmmakers headed back to America. Ferrara gave Pitts precise instructions about where to meet to start shooting, but right before they were to begin he called to say he couldn’t make it. Pitts understood that he was going to have to “take” this film from Ferrara, and thus began the hunt of a filmmaker for his subject. The result is a fascinating portrait of an ever-surprising director that could easily fit into Ferrara’s own filmography.