Istintobrass

  • 103'
  • Italy
  • 2013
Documentary about provocateur Tinto Brass (1933), the Italian director known for the soft porn films he shot in the 1970s and 1980s, and his later odes to the human derrière. The most famous being Salon Kitty (1976) situated in a brothel in Nazi Germany, The Key (1983) with Stefania Sandrelli and the notorious Caligula (1979) which film producer Bob Guccione, founder of Penthouse, took away from Brass and edited himself, inserting hardcore porn scenes.
In Istintobrass Brass speaks candidly about his long career, focusing on the anarchic, subversive films he made before Salon Kitty such as his debut Who Works Is Lost (1963), the pop-art western Yankee (1966), The Howl (1968), a reflection on zeitgeist with Franco Nero and Vanessa Redgrave and Vacation (1971), which allowed him to indulge his interest in mental illness. Istintobrass also features Helen Mirren, Franco Nero and Franco Branciaroli.
Director
Massimiliano Zanin
Country of production
Italy
Production Year
2013
Festival Edition
IFFR 2014
Length
103'
Medium
DCP
Languages
Italian, English
Producers
Massimiliano Zanin, Federico Lami
Production Companies
Wave, Think'o Film
Sales
Think'o Film
Screenplay
Massimiliano Zanin
Cinematography
Timoty Aliprandi, Luca Giberti
Editor
Alessandro Calevro
Production Design
Francesca Cenzi
Sound Design
Giacomo Rende
Music
Antonello Aprea
Website
http://wavecinema.it/istintobrass