Documentary: 'Gilbert'
SZS Fest Filmin 2022

Documentary: ‘Gilbert’

Sections Documentary

18 October, 2022 09:00
30 October, 2022 23:00

Gilbert is a tremendously funny and unexpectedly moving portrait of the life and career of one of the most iconic figures in recent American comedy, Gilbert Gottfried.

Legendary comedian Gilbert Gottfried had a great career. In the 1980s, he jumped into the public consciousness almost immediately thanks to his cheeky personality, his unique vision of the world and his eccentric comic timing. This documentary, shot in 2017, is the ideal testimony to remember the life of this particular humorist who passed away in 2022.

Those who enjoyed movies like Beverly Hills Cop, Problem Child or Look Who’s Talking remember him for his particular physique and histrionic verbiage. If you have seen Aladdin in its original version you know what we are talking about, because he was the voice of Iago.

Foul-mouthed and without complexes, after decades of flying solo in both his work and his personal life, the documentary shows us his more personal and unknown side, with Gilbert Gottfried reinventing himself… as a family man.

The film looks at his most personal story: growing up in Brooklyn and becoming a husband and father at an advanced age. Gottfried’s unique perspective on life and his ability to bring humor to even the darkest situations sometimes got him into trouble.

Gilbert is directed by Neil Berkeley, director of Beauty is embarrasing. Gilbert ditches the comic character to reveal the man behind him. Berkeley allows the audience an intimate, even vulnerable, view of Gottfried out of place. A must-have title for lovers of Yankee comedy that reveals an unexpected side of this humorist so loved and missed by his fellow comedians. This documentary is the ideal audiovisual testament to pay tribute to him a few months after his death.

Original version (English) with Catalan and Spanish subtitles.