Fiction 60’ I 2015


Director I Francesco Vezzoli

Composer I Rufus Wainwright

Cinematography I Pasquale Abbattista, Léo Hinstin

Production designer I Tessa Louise-Salomé

Artistic Coordinator I Clo’e Floirat

Producers I Tessa Louise-Salomé, Solveig Rawas


With                                Cindy Sherman

Gallery                            Gagosian


World Première Athens Epidaurus Festival (Greece)

Hong Kong Arts Festival (China)

Montreal International Jazz Festival (Canada)

Festival d’Avignon, Cour d’honneur du Palais des papes (France)

Philarmonie de Paris (France)  

Directed by Francesco Vezzoli


1970's Paris. An aging diva prepares her come back on stage. From her past glory to her painful abdication, Prima Donna immerses us in the torments of an opera icon in the twilight of her Art. Filmed by the Italian artist and filmmaker Francesco Vezzoli, played by the American photographer and performer Cindy Sherman and based on the eponymous opera by the American-Canadian songwriter Rufus Wainwright, the film brings together those three great artists around a common obsession for the mystery surrounding the figure of the diva.


PRIMA DONNA