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Franca: Chaos and Creation

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Franca: Chaos and Creation

As part of the 30th Edition of the AFI European Union Film Showcase, Italy presents the screening of Franca: Chaos and Creation. Intro and Q&A with filmmaker Francesco Carrozzini.

With his first feature, director Francesco Carrozzini — known for his work as a photographer and as a music video director for artists such as Beyonce, Jay-Z, Lenny Kravitz, Marilyn Manson and Nicki Minaj — creates an intimate portrait of his mother, Franca Sozzani, legendary editor-in-chief of Italian Vogue. Sozzani's astonishing and often controversial magazine covers broke the rules and set the standard for fashion, art and commerce for more than 25 years. Using interviews with Karl Lagerfeld, Bruce Weber, Baz Luhrmann, Courtney Love and many others, Carrozzini gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse into his mother's creative process as well as a peek into her vulnerabilities. 

Official Selection, 2016 Venice Film Festival and AFI FEST presented by Audi; 2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Director: Francesco Carrozzini
U.S./Italy, 2016, 80 min
Film in Italian with English subtitles

Special thanks to the Italian Cultural Society

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
8633 Colesville Rd
Silver Spring, MD