|Directed by||John Turturro|
|Written by||Brandon Cole
|Music by||Arnold Black
|Edited by||Michael Berenbaum|
|Release dates||May 21, 1998
(Cannes Film Festival)
France: April 28, 1999
USA: August 6, 1999
|Running time||119 minutes|
Illuminata is a 1998 romantic comedy film directed by John Turturro and written by Brandon Cole and John Turturro, based on Cole's play. The cinematographer was Harris Savides. The puppet sequences were done by Roman Paska. Music for the 'Tuccio Operatic Dream Sequence' was composed by Richard Termini.
The plot follows the backstage dramas of a theater company in turn of the century New York while it struggles to produce a new work.
- John Turturro - Tuccio, the playwright
- Katherine Borowitz - Rachel, Tuccio's girlfriend, an actress
- Beverly D'Angelo - Astergourd, a theater owner
- Donal McCann - Pallenchio, Astergourd's husband
- Georgina Cates - Simone, an actress
- Susan Sarandon - Celimene, an aging actress
- Christopher Walken - Umberto Bevalaqua, an influential theater critic
- Ben Gazzara - Old Flavio, an actor in the company
- Rufus Sewell - Dominique, a young actor in the company
- Bill Irwin - Marco, a bit player and the object of Bevalaqua's affections
- Aida Turturro - Marta
- Rocco Sisto - Prince
- Matthew Sussman - Piero
- "Festival de Cannes: Illuminata". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-09-30.
- Martin, Mick. DVD & Video Guide 2007. New York: Ballantine Books, 2006.
- "Backstage With a Cast Of Foibles and Follies" The New York Times, August 6, 1999.
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