BBFC RatingBFF '19: Maria By Callas

Showing: 14 April 2019

CertificateNot Rated
GenreDocumentary, Biography
DirectorTom Volf
LanguageEnglish, French, Italian
Running Time1HR 59MINS
Extra InfoSubtitled / 12+
SeasonBelfast Film Festival 2019

The first film to tell the life story of the legendary Greek/American opera singer completely in her own words.

Told through performances, TV interviews, home movies, family photographs, private letters and unpublished memoirs-nearly all of which have never been shown to the public-the film reveals the essence of an extraordinary woman who rose from humble beginnings in New York City to become a glamorous international superstar and one of the greatest artists of all time.

"What emerges is a portrait of a woman of extraordinary natural gifts and work ethic, who was pressured to become a superstar by her mother and then her husband, instead of a conventional homemaker and mother" - WASHINGTON POST