Illuminata is a 1998 romantic comedy film directed by John Turturro and written by Brandon Cole and John Turturro, based on Cole's play Imperfect Love. The cinematographer was Harris Savides. The puppet sequences were done by Roman Paska. Music for the 'Tuccio Operatic Dream Sequence' was composed by Richard Termini.
|Directed by||John Turturro|
|Written by||Brandon Cole|
|Based on||Imperfect Love|
by Brandon Cole
|Music by||Arnold Black |
|Edited by||Michael Berenbaum|
The plot follows the backstage dramas of a turn-of-the-century New York theater company struggling to produce a new work.
- John Turturro as Tuccio, the playwright
- Katherine Borowitz as Rachel, Tuccio's girlfriend, an actress
- Beverly D'Angelo as Astergourd, a theater owner
- Donal McCann as Pallenchio, Astergourd's husband
- Georgina Cates as Simone, an actress
- Susan Sarandon as Celimene, an aging actress
- Christopher Walken as Umberto Bevalaqua, an influential theater critic
- Ben Gazzara as Old Flavio, an actor in the company
- Rufus Sewell as Dominique, a young actor in the company
- Bill Irwin as Marco, a bit player and the object of Bevalaqua's affections
- Aida Turturro as Marta
- Rocco Sisto as Prince
- Matthew Sussman as Piero
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- "Backstage With a Cast Of Foibles and Follies" The New York Times, August 6, 1999.