Looking for another location?
An enthralling documentary following the life and work of Italian singer and composer Paolo Conte, Paolo Conte - Via con me tells the story of an eclectic figure spanning his 50-year career.
Delving into the labyrinth of Conte’s songs, including songs written for a wide range of performers including Adriano Celentano, Enzo Jannacci, Jane Birkin, Caterina Caselli, Bruno Lauzi, and that of his passions - jazz, puzzles, painting, law, the movies - the film is a continual exploration of the familiar and the unfamiliar, of the stories, verses and songs that make up the fascinating world of Paolo Conte.
Drawing on the immense stock of material in Conte’s personal archives, director Giorgio Verdelli combines it with footage shot for purpose: interviews, with friends and colleagues including Roberto Benigni and Isabella Rossellini, clips of international tours and other occasions in a unique career.
Narrated by Luca Zingaretti, this journey interweaves poetry and music through the songs, concerts, friends and reflections of the singer and is a must-see for music lovers.
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Berlin International Film Festival 2020
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Venice Film Festival 2020
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Barcelona Film Festival 2021
NOMINEE – Nastro d’Argento 2021, Documentary Silver Ribbon
"A journey through the history of the man who took the Italian song and made it modern, sensual, evocative."
- Lost in Cinema
"A delectable detour taking in the life of a major talent."
Wednesday 20th October
Roberto Benigni, Luca Zingaretti, Isabella Rossellini, Paolo Conte, Vinicio Capossela
Italian, French with English subtitles
Palace Balwyn Cinema, Palace James Street, Palace Barracks, Palace Norton St, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Verona, Palace Westgarth, Pentridge Cinema, Chauvel Cinema, Palace Electric, Palace Byron Bay, Palace Central Sydney, Kino Cinema, Palace Raine Square