Illuminata (film)

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DVD cover
Directed by John Turturro
Written by Brandon Cole
John Turturro
Music by Arnold Black
William Bolcom
Cinematography Harris Savides
Edited by Michael Berenbaum
Release date
May 21, 1998
(Cannes Film Festival)
France: April 28, 1999
USA: August 6, 1999
Running time
119 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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 turn-of-the-century New York theater company struggling to produce a new work.





  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Illuminata". 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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