Prima Donna + Q&A with Rufus Wainright and George Scott

Following the multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter as he writes his debut opera (entirely in French), George Scott's intimate portrayal of the artist proclaimed by Elton John to be 'the best songwriter in the world' is a touching study of the musician's process and the people and experiences that shaped him. In this video Rufus and director George Scott discuss the combined challenge of working in a new musical field while under the constant scrutiny of the cameras, the surprising themes that emerged as filming progressed and the overwhelming effect of seeing the libretto performed live for the first time.


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