Face Addict

Face Addict

a documentary film by Edo Bertoglio
Switzerland/Italy 2005, 102′, 35mm, o.v. English, sbt. French/German

Festivals & Prizes

Festival del film Locarno 2005
Viennale 2005
Festival de Belfort 2005
Brixen Art Film Festival – D.A.M.S. of Padova Jury Best Film Award


Face Addict tells the story of a unique and unrepeatable experience, that of the artistic community in New York between the late ‘70s and early ‘80s known as the downtown scene. From this scene emerged artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Jim Jarmusch, Deborah Harry, John Lurie and many others. With them Edo Bertoglio shared many experiences and passions.


Edo Bertoglio
Gilles Dinnematin, Jacopo Quadri
John Lurie, Franco Piersanti
Tiziana Soudani for Amka Films Productions (Switzerland), Marco Müller for Downtown Pictures (Italy), RSI Swiss Television
With the support of:
Federal Office of Culture, Switzerland; Republic and Canton of Ticino, Switzerland; Italian Ministry of Culture
international sales:
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