Mario Ruspoli, Prince of the Whales (with collected shorts by Mario Ruspoli)

Directed by Florence Dauman, and Mario Ruspoli

Year: 2011
Running Time: 252
Color Type: B&W and Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1/1.33:1
Country: France
Language: French
Genres: Documentary
Shop Home Video

Mario Ruspoli, Prince of the Whales (with collected shorts by Mario Ruspoli)

Cast
Richard Leacock
D.A. Pennebaker
Albert Maysles

Crew
Directed by Florence Dauman and Mario Ruspoli


Mario Ruspoli was a photographer, writer, gastronomist, zoologist, jazz nut, student of prehistory, painting enthusiast, amateur entomologist, and an all-around adventurer, and all of these passions fed into the filmmaking activity of this prodigiously gifted documentarian. Ruspoli was born in Rome but a resident of Paris for much of his adult life, and the breadth of his curiosity and free-ranging intelligence was as great as that of his good friend Chris Marker, who wrote the commentary for Three Cheers for the Whale (1972), and the innovations that he introduced to nonfiction filmmaking are still due for proper recognition and appraisal. And now, as Metrograph proudly presents sterling new restorations of his short films and the first-ever US release of Florence Dauman’s documentary Mario Ruspoli, Prince of the Whales (2011), that rediscovery can begin. Ruspoli's short films were restored by Cineteca di Bologna at L’Immagine Ritrovata in collaboration with Argos Films.

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Mar. 7 2021 at 7:12pm
Happy birthday Townes Van Zandt! See him in the newly restored HEARTWORN HIGHWAYS, now in virtual cinemas:…' https://t.co/7B7pWsoS4F'
'@KinoLorber' on Mar. 7 2021 at 7:07pm
RT' @WorldOfWonder': #WOJdoc, our fiery and urgent documentary portrait on the life of David Wojnarowicz, hits virtual cinemas in 12 days on…
'@KinoLorber' on Mar. 7 2021 at 2:07pm
RT' @_HeatherBuckley': Some RONDO nods — BEST DVD EXTRA George Miller interview MAD MAX for KINO and HELL IN THE HALLWAYS: Making of Massacre…
'@KinoLorber' on Mar. 7 2021 at 11:02am
RT' @KLStudioClassic': COMING SOON! BRAND NEW 2K MASTER! VERA CRUZ (1954) Starring Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Br…
'@KinoLorber' on Mar. 6 2021 at 8:56pm
RT' @KLStudioClassic': COMING SOON! BRAND NEW 2K MASTER! GOLDEN NEEDLES (1974) Starring Joe Don Baker & Jim Kelly – Music by Lalo Schifrin (…
'@KinoLorber' on Mar. 6 2021 at 7:08pm
One of the most innovative and influential films of the silent era, Dziga Vertov’s MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA utilizes…' https://t.co/mt2PcqqvE4'
'@KinoLorber' on Mar. 6 2021 at 4:59pm
RT' @DVDBeaver': Carole Lombard Collection II Blu-ray - Hands Across the Table (1935) Love Before Breakfast (1936) and The Princess Comes A…
'@KinoLorber' on Mar. 6 2021 at 4:58pm
RT' @hyperallergic': Suppressed upon release and stuck in obscurity for decades, a documentary on Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland’s comedy t…
'@KinoLorber' on Mar. 6 2021 at 4:58pm
RT' @Reckless_Edit': For my latest' @hyperallergic', I reviewed TEST PATTERN, Shatara Michelle Ford's cogent debut now available to stream' @Kin…'
'@KinoLorber' on Mar. 6 2021 at 4:57pm
RT' @maxfinkel': Some of the fashion photography of filmmaker Jerry Schatzberg, (Scarecrow, Panic in Needle Park, and the recent Bluray relea…
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
Email: edu@kinolorber.com