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Wilde Salomé is a 2011 American documentary-drama film written, directed by, and starring Al Pacino. An exploration of Oscar Wilde's play Salomé, the film premiered at the 68th Venice International Film Festival. At the festival, Pacino was presented with the Glory to the Filmmaker! Award[1] and the film won the Queer Lion award.[2]

Wilde Salomé
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Film poster
Directed byAl Pacino
Produced byBarry Navidi
Written byAl Pacino
StarringAl Pacino
Jessica Chastain
Kevin Anderson
Music byJeff Beal
CinematographyBenoît Delhomme
Robert Leacock
Denis Maloney
Jeremy Weiss
Edited byPasquale Buba
David Leonard
Stan Salfas
Roberto Silvi
Release date
  • September 3, 2011 (2011-09-03) (Venice)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States

The United States premiere of Wilde Salomé was held on March 21, 2012, at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco's Castro District. Marking the 130th anniversary of Oscar Wilde's visit to San Francisco, the premiere was a fundraiser for the GLBT Historical Society, with 1,000 tickets reserved for sale to the public.[3][4]

A new version of the film without the documentary elements, titled Salomé, was released on August 10, 2013 in the United States and on September 21, 2014 in the United Kingdom and Ireland.




On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 86%, based on 14 reviews with an average rating of 6.4/10.[5] Metacritic gives the film a weighted average score of 65 out of 100, based on 6 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[6]


  1. ^ "Al Pacino to receive special award at Venice Festival". BBC News. BBC. May 6, 2011. Retrieved May 6, 2011.
  2. ^ Hudson, David (September 9, 2011). "Venice 2011. Golden Lion for Aleksandr Sokurov's "Faust"". The Notebook. Mubi. Retrieved September 9, 2011.
  3. ^ Friedman, Roberto (March 1, 2012). "The second coming of Oscar". Bay Area Reporter. Archived from the original on December 15, 2017. Retrieved March 2, 2012.
  4. ^ "Castro Theatre Film Premiere With Al Pacino: Wilde Salomé to Benefit GLBT Historical Society". History Happens. GLBT Historical Society. March 2012. Retrieved March 2, 2012.
  5. ^ "Wilde Salomé (2013)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  6. ^ "Wilde Salomé Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 27, 2018.

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