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De Palma, the documentary about Brian De Palma made by Jake Paltrow and Noah Baumbach, screened this past Friday (April 8) at the 35th Istanbul Film Festival. The film will screen again tomorrow, April 11. The fest's description of the film goes like this: "An exciting look at the idiosyncratic cinema of the living legend, Brian De Palma. The director, who differs from his peers with his extraordinary career, sits with Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow and candidly discusses his 29 features, shorts, and fell through projects. Scenes from his inimitable films accompany the conversation that ranges from the secrets of his mind-blowing mise-en-scène, to anecdotes from his sets, and film theory. De Palma is a riveting documentary that will not only embrace cinéphiles and the director´s fans, but also audiences who are unfamiliar with his work."
Popüler Sinema's Müge İbrikçi posted a review of the film after its Friday screening, saying, in part, that listening to the director himself personally describe each of his works provides autobiographical details that make the films seem even more realistic.