Dementia 13

Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Screenwriters: Francis Ford Coppola

Institute History

  • 1985 Sundance Film Festival


From the man who would eventually bring you The Godfather and Apocalypse Now comes this macabre oddity. Coppola sets his film in Ireland and deals, grimly, with an axe murder that takes place during the reading of a will. Shot on a budget of about $1.50, Dementia 13 marks Coppola’s debut as a filmmaker (excluding the earlier even cheaper nudie Not For Sure).

Screening Details

  • Section: Highlights: Petit, Truffaut, Passer, Corman's Prodigies
  • Film Type: Dramatic Feature
  • Country: U.S.A.
  • Run Time: 81 min.
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