ARTE FRANCE, KEPLER22 PRODUCTIONS
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Is Francis Ford Coppola insatiable? After 26 films, of which at least 3 masterpieces, 5 Oscars and 2 Palmes d’Or at Cannes, and the director still isn’t satisfied: he has yet to make what he calls his big film, Megalopolis.
Francis Ford Coppola. The name alone is enough to evoke the best of American movie-making. But also a unique career that from its beginnings has been under the sign of excess, and of an artist burnt at his apogee by his own ambition.
What is this fire that burns in Coppola?
This is the question around which we already planned to build our film, when, last October – like a sea snake – the official announcement erupted that the director was going back to his oldest and perhaps most impossible project: Megalopolis. That sums up Coppola. The fire still burns in him, this will be our starting point.