Andrea Bocelli Documentary Announced

By Francisco Salazar

Entertainment One has announced an upcoming documentary on Italian singer Andrea Bocelli entitled “Andrea Bocelli: Because I Believe.”

The film is currently being filmed in Italy and the U.S. and will be released next year. Cosima Spender is directing teh film which will go behind the scenes of Bocelli’s personal life and work, including never-before-seen insights into his story and off-the-stage scenes with his family and friends.

Spender said, “It’s always a privilege to be invited into someone else’s world. When that person is Andrea Bocelli, it’s an opportunity to delve into a landscape of sounds, memories, and opera that are entirely unique to him. Andrea and I instantly recognized each other thanks to the simple fact: we were born and grew up in the same rural Tuscan region. This meant an immediate understanding of sense of humor, attitude to life, and a shared attachment to the land we come from.”

The film is being executive produced by Bocelli and his wife Veronica Bocelli, while Scott Rodger, Francesco Pasquero, and eOne’s Tara Long, Malcolm Gerrie, Matt Pritchard, and Geno McDermott are producing.

The movie is expected to be released in 2024, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of Bocelli’s musical career. He debuted in 1994 with “Il Mare Calmo della Sera.” The tenor recently released recordings of “Otello,” “La Forza del Destino” and “Lucia di Lammermoor.”