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).[3] Richard LaGravenese wrote the screenplay. Jerry Weintraub was the executive producer.

Behind the Candelabra
Television release poster
Based on
Screenplay byRichard LaGravenese
Directed bySteven Soderbergh
Starring
Music byMarvin Hamlisch
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production
Producers
CinematographyPeter Andrews
EditorMary Ann Bernard
Running time118 minutes[1]
Production companyHBO Films
DistributorHBO
BudgetUS$23 million[2]
Release
Original release
  • May 21, 2013 (2013-05-21)

It premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2013, and competed for the Palme d'Or.[4] It aired on HBO on May 26, 2013, and was given a cinematic release in the United Kingdom on June 7, 2013.[5] 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.


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