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Hello Peter!

An exploration of the life and work of a renowned Hollywood photographer.
4/5

Review

Mario Hipleh’s short documentary serves as a heartfelt tribute to his godfather, the renowned Hollywood photographer Peter Borsari, a luminary of the New Hollywood era whose lens captured the essence of the industry’s golden years. With an intimate exploration of Borsari’s archive in Los Angeles, Hipleh adeptly dissects the life and legacy of the trusted paparazzo, offering viewers a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse into the glamour and intricacies of Hollywood during the 70s and 80s.

The film unfolds as a labor of love, with Hipleh’s narrative journey heightened by interviews with those who knew Borsari best, creating a rich tapestry of insights into the man behind the camera. As the documentary pays homage to Borsari’s craftsmanship and unwavering dedication to his art, it seamlessly weaves together well-shot visuals and nicely framed moments that bring the vibrancy of Hollywood’s past to life.

Borsari’s posthumous presence is vividly awakened through Hipleh’s lens, celebrating not only the man but also the era he immortalized. ‘Hello Peter!’ stands as a poignant and compelling ode, honoring the enduring legacy of a photographer whose work remains an integral part of Hollywood’s visual history.

Hello Peter Short Documentary

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