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PETER FALK VS COLUMBO (France)
August 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
WEST COAST PREMIERE
For many, he is above all the fluffy and at the same time ingenious investigator who transfers the powerful to their luxury villas in a crumpled trench coat. But Peter Falk not only embodied Inspector Columbo, but also worked as an actor with directors such as Frank Capra, Sydney Pollack and Blake Edwards. And of course with his friend John Cassavetes, for whom he played alongside Cassavete’s wife Gena Rowlands in the independent film “A Woman Under Influence” from 1975. The documentary gets to the bottom of the great success of the TV series character – and the legendary actor who embodied him.
Based on archive footage, interviews and extracts from his films and the TV show, this film sheds light on the actor’s life, a life full of twists and turns, ups and downs. A riveting documentary that pays tribute to the immortal character of Columbo.
Starring Steven Bochco, John Cassavetes, Peter Falk
Country: France & US
Running Time: 52 min
Directors: Gaëlle Royer & Pascal Cuissot
Production: ZED for ARTE France
AWARDS AND FESTIVALS:
Toronto Jewish Film festival
Festival des Créations Télévisuelles de Luchon
Selected in the official premiere screening category
Selected in the “Les remarqués” category
On August 22, 2020 DFS members will receive an E-mail link to watch this