TETRO is Francis Ford Coppola’s first original screenplay since THE CONVERSATION.
It is his most personal film yet, arising from memories and emotions from his early life, though totally fictional. It is the bittersweet story of two brothers, of family lost and found and the conflicts and secrets within a highly creative Argentine-Italian family.
“I knew Argentina has a great cultural, artistic, literary, musical, cinema tradition, and I like those kinds of atmospheres very much because you usually find creative people to work with.” – Francis Ford Coppola
“I know choosing Vincent Gallo to star in my film will raise a few eyebrows, but I’m betting that seeing him in the role will open some eyes.” Coppola said.
Coppola has taken a step out of the spotlight with this independent self-financed film, dark and film noir, reminiscent of Rumble Fish, perhaps the South American version?