Behind the Candelabra
Behind the Candelabra is a 2013 American biographical drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh. It dramatizes the last ten years in the life of pianist Liberace and the relationship that he had with Scott Thorson. It is based on Thorson's memoir, Behind the Candelabra: My Life with Liberace (1988). Richard LaGravenese wrote the screenplay. Jerry Weintraub was the executive producer.
|Behind the Candelabra|
|Screenplay by||Richard LaGravenese|
|Directed by||Steven Soderbergh|
|Music by||Marvin Hamlisch|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Editor||Mary Ann Bernard|
|Running time||118 minutes|
|Production company||HBO Films|
It premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2013, and competed for the Palme d'Or. It aired on HBO on May 26, 2013, and was given a cinematic release in the United Kingdom on June 7, 2013. The film received critical acclaim from television critics including praise for the performances of Michael Douglas and Matt Damon. It marked the final onscreen acting role for Debbie Reynolds before her death in 2016.