A film by Tom Volf

2017 / documentary / original title : Maria by Callas / 113’ / Color / status : completed / General Audience / long feature-film / All Rights / International collections

For the first time, 40 years after her death, the most famous opera singer ever tells her own stor y – in her own words. Featuring previously unknown footage, unseen photographs, personal Super 8 films, private live recordings, intimate letters and rare behind-the scenes archival footage for the first time in colour .

Featuring images and footage of Callas, Onassis, Marilyn Monroe, Alain Delon, Yves Saint-Laurent, J.F. Kennedy, Luchino Visconti, Winston Churchill, Grace Kelly and Liz Taylor, among others.

Production: Elephant Doc, Petit Dragon, Unbeldi Production

French distribution: Haut & Court



The Hollywood Reporter

“Such artistry!”

Figaro Magazine

“A generous, full-throated defense of a tarnished icon.”


“An unique documentary without clichés on the work of the artist”


“The words and the extraordinary career of the great singer inspire a documentary full of love and elegance”

Journal du Dimanche

“We are conquered by the woman, her mix of strength and vulnerability. Her moral elegance, above all. Brava... bravo!”


“A film very respectful of the legend, that will delight the fans of Callas”


“A wonderful documentary (...) A valuable firsthand account from Maria's point of view”

Corriere della Sera

“Magnificent. When the film comes out, do yourself a favor and go see it”

La Reppublica

“A must for the fans and for those who wish to discover her”

*** Studio Ciné Live

“An enchanting story”

Vanity Fair

“A magnificent film”

Huffington Post


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