Premium cable network HBO is slated to air a documentary on jet-setting Fiat head Gianni Agnelli.
Directed by Nick Hooker, Agnelli offers an intimate portrait of the life of the charismatic leader of Fiat and grandson of company founder Giovanni Agnelli. The documentary features interviews with nearly 40 family members, professional confidantes, rivals and friends including Henry Kissinger, Valentino, Jackie Rogers, Sally Bedell Smith, Roger Cohen, Jas Gawronski, Lee Radziwill and his niece, Diane von Furstenberg.
Agnelli includes newly discovered Super 8 footage shot by photographer Benno Graziani, portraits by photographers Richard Avedon and Ugo Mulas, along with archival video and personal photos that aim to showcase the complexity of the Fiat leader, who was also known for his political power and as a family man who often had failings as a father.
The documentary is executive produced by Graydon Carter and is produced by Matt Parker, Carly Hugo and Annabelle Dunne. The film had its world premiere at the 2017 Venice Film Festival.
Agnelli debuts Dec. 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on HBO and will also be available on HBO On Demand, HBO Now, HBO Go and affiliate portals.
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