A romp through the entire oeuvre of the maestro and “genre terrorist:” ranging from comedies and spaghetti westerns to thrillers and horror films. A journey through Italian and international cinema well-known to the filmmaker, well-loved and, at times, bluntly criticized by him. Thirty years after her long interview with Lucio Fulci alongside critic Marcello Garofalo, Antonietta De Lillo has retrieved this rare and invaluable material and created an original portrait of a major figure, a sophisticated artisanal filmmaker, and just when critics have finally acknowledged his films as what they are: cult films, soon to become models for an entire generation of directors and audiences.
“I’m grateful to Marcello Garofalo for making this interview possible and I am also thankful for his vision, in understanding so many years ago that the future of cinema would lie in overcoming the barriers between genre film and auteur cinema.” [Antonietta De Lillo]
“Folly, humor, audacity, cruelty, and provocation: I don’t believe that any other director working in the Italian film industry from the 60’s to the 90’s knew how to take genres to the extreme in such a ‘toxic’ fashion, while revealing, even in his less successful films, such a complex personality, in which contradictions were assets, not demerits.” [Marcello Garofalo]