Official Selection: Venice Biennale, MIFF, Chicago International Film Festival.
“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
“The film's focus on the work of its subject and desire to learn more from it is what really makes it worth watching. Come for the exorcisms, stay for the jokes.” – Film Inquiry
Can the director of the most terrifying movie in the history of the cinema also be one of the most amusing and intriguing people you are ever likely to meet? Friedkin Uncut offers an introspective glimpse of the life and artistic career of William Friedkin, the extraordinary and unconventional director of cult classics such as The Exorcist, The French Connection, Sorcerer, Cruising and To Live and Die in L.A. This time, Friedkin is in front of the camera, laying himself bare and guiding viewers through a fascinating exploration of the themes and stories that have had the greatest influence on his life’s work. Featuring captivating interviews with Quentin Tarantino, Edgar Wright, Wes Anderson, Ellen Burstyn, Matthew McConaughey, Francis Ford Coppola, Dario Argento, Damien Chazelle, Willem Dafoe and Gina Gershon, Friedkin Uncut presents a portrait of an artist whose candour and eccentricity have made him one of cinema’s greatest living storytellers.