Documentary Explores Kubrick’s Filmography

Hearing what late director Stanley Kubrick thinks of his own films in this trailer for Kubrick By Kubrick makes this a must-see for any film fan.

The new documentary presents archival interviews with some of the filmmaker’s closest collaborators. We will also hear Kubrick himself speak about cinema and its philosophies, and these audio recordings come from conversations Kubrick had with French critic Michel Ciment over a decades-long relationship.

It also features recordings never heard before, as well as material from the Kubrick family. Here’s the trailer –

The synopsis reads –

“Stanley Kubrick’s mark on film legacy can never be measured. He was a giant in his field, his great works resembling pristine works of art, studied by students and teachers alike, all searching for answers that its creator was notoriously reluctant to give. While he is amongst the most scrutinized filmmakers ever to exist, the opportunity to hear Kubrick’s own words was a rarity, until now.”

 

“Unrolling exclusive new recordings of detailed interviews with the 30-year-old mythical director reflecting on his philosophies, documentary filmmaker Grégory Monro weaves a tapestry of footage with the rhythm and care of an accomplished historian enjoying his discoveries. No stranger to investigating screen legends, Monro’s lush, lyrical film essay is vital. Taking viewers on a journey beyond Jupiter, Kubrick By Kubrick celebrates the essence of what the film means to those who make it and to those who watch it.”

Kubrick gave us movies like Spartacus, Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, and Eyes Wide Shut.

Produced by Jérémy Zelnik and Martin Laurent for Parisian company Temps noir, Kubrick by Kubrick was co-produced by Arte France and by Polish company Telemark (Maciej Kubicki and Anna Kepinska), with the participation of Ciné+.

Kubrick By Kubrick is supposed to be premiering at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, with further release dates yet to be announced.