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Synopsis

From first time director Tom Volf, MARIA BY CALLAS: IN HER OWN WORDS is the definitive doc on the life and work of the Greek-American opera singer. Volf has spent nearly five years working on the film, which features never before seen or heard footage and performances of Callas.

Cast

  • Fanny Ardant
  • Joyce DiDonato

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Trivia

  • The film screened at TIFF in Toronto in September 2018.
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Metacritic

85
Nov 7, 2018

As a document of a special creation, Maria by Callas is very nearly enough, thanks in no small part to that generous helping of footage where she fulfills that very destiny. It’s a powerful reminder that private walls can stay put when she’s singing Bellini’s “Casta diva,” that the music is more than enough, that we can let the mystery be.

Metacritic review by Dave White
Dave White
TheWrap
70
Nov 1, 2018

What is gratifying about the film is Volf's obvious love for and devotion to Callas, as well as his completist's urge to track down and include every scrap of footage at all relevant to telling her story and documenting her greatness.

Metacritic review by Todd McCarthy
Todd McCarthy
The Hollywood Reporter
80
Oct 30, 2018

Comprised entirely of the diva’s own words, whether filmed or transcribed from her various writings, letters and reminiscences, the film offers the definitive portrait of a woman who rose from obscurity in her native Queens, NY, born Greek, to become a true citizen of the world and queen of an art form.

David Noh
Film Journal International