8-18 maggio 2013
MIFF | 8° Film Festival Internazionale di Milano - Courting Condi / Sebastian Doggart / Courting Condi

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9a Edizione - 2009 /
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Sebastian Doggart / USA / 2009/ 107 min

Can one man with a dream win the heart of the world’s most powerful woman? This is a documentary like none you have seen before: the first musical docu-tragi-comedy in the history of cinema. Part BORAT, part FAHRENHEIT 9/11 and part MAMMA MIA!. It follows a love-struck soul’s hilarious, emotionally engaging, and ultimately shocking quest to woo former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice. A spin on the Rapunzel fairy-tale, this unique romantic/political/biographic feature follows Devin Ratray, a portly website designer, musician, former child actor (famed as Buzz in HOME ALONE), and besotted admirer of Condi, as he prepares to meet her. As Devin travels the country, learning more about the great lady from those who know her, Courting Condi tells the life story of one of our era’s most inspiring, enigmatic, and controversial figures. This film is both timely and a classic love story, punctuated by timeless songs. It’s the first retrospective of the Bush Adminstration and will inspire audiences to laugh, sing and protest about the past eight years.

   Courting Condi
   Sebastian Doggart 
   Dan Madden 
   Sebastian Doggart 
   Matthew Wolf 
   Dolby Digital
   Miglior Documentario

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Sebastian Doggart was educated at King’s College, Cambridge University, where he obtained the top first-class degree in social and political sciences. He began his career as a journalist in Latin America, then he moved to London. After training as drama director at Central School of Speech and Drama, he directed theatres for eminent British companies. Subsequently, he moved into TV production, where he produced and directed for different TV channels. His interview profiles included Kenneth Branagh and Nobel prize-winning Octavio Paz. In 2000, he moved to the USA where he produced/directed major TV series including PROJECT RUNAWAY for Bravo, 15 FILMS ABOUT MADONNA for A&E, two series of DAMAGE CONTROL for Mtv, THIRTY DAYS for FX, ten episodes of AMERICAN CANDIDATE for Showtime, and two short fictional films. He has also written one screenplay, CASANOVA'S RETURN and three books. He is a voting member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

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