New York Times - 06/22/2011
"[A] galvanic tribute to the songs and singers of Naples, Italy....The music in PASSIONE combines sensual suavity with raw emotion, mixes heartbreak with ecstasy, acknowledges the hard realities of poverty and injustice and soars above them."
Los Angeles Times - 07/21/2011
"A beautifully structured and photographed, John Turturro's rapturous PASSIONE offers a vibrant exploration and celebration of Neapolitan music in all its grit and glory..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 11/30/2011 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "It's a happy ramble through the storied streets with Turturro as our guide, not pretending to be an expert; it's more like having a good friend take you to this place he really loves."
The rich musical culture of Napes comes to life on the screen in this musical-themed documentary from director John Turturro. Beginning with tunes written in the year 1200 and journeying straight through to the 21st Century, PASSIONE reveals how artists have used song to explore every subject from sexuality to social protest in a lively series of short, musically-driven vignettes.