EFP Cannes
24 September 2017

GOOD NIGHT VALENTINO

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GOOD NIGHT VALENTINO

original title:

GOOD NIGHT VALENTINO

directed by:

cinematography:

music:

country:

Usa

year:

2002

film run:

15'

format:

colour & b/w

status:

Ready (24/01/2003)

festival & awards:

In 1926 silent movie idol Rudolph Valentino was in trouble. The press was attacking him mercelessly, calling him a "Pink powder Puff" and blaming him for the "effeminization of the American Man".
They went so far as to ask "Why didn't somebody drown Valentino years ago?". It was savage, even by today's media standards.
Valentino, his italian blood boiling, tried to salvage his reputation in the only way he knew how. He challenged these men to duels and fist-fights to prove his manhood, but the world only laughed. Finally, he calls on famous journalist H.L. Mencken for advice. Good night Valentino is an infamous meeting between two famous men, the story of that meeting.