Truman Capote


Adrian Stangell | Germany | 2016 | 52:14

English, German with English Subtitles

The documentary recounts the unbelievable story of Truman Capote, the writer who rose from poverty to high society, quickly becoming the wonderboy of American literature. Who was this short, bespectacled man with the high-pitched voice who amazed the world with classic books like “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” or “In Cold Blood”? And why did he fall from grace after being the darling elect of the rich and the famous for so many years? The film assembles companions, connoisseurs, and admirers to talk about Capote’s legacy. Combined with a careful selection of archival footage and graphic-novel stills, their accounts draw a vivid picture of the real man behind the glitzy façade of an internationally renowned author and literary pioneer.

Thorsten Eppert