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Apple Original Films is set to captivate audiences this October with the release of their highly anticipated documentary, “The Pigeon Tunnel.” This enthralling film offers an intimate and comprehensive look into the extraordinary life of the renowned author and former British spy, John Le Carre, whose real name is David Cornwell.
Best known for his iconic espionage novels, such as “The Spy Who Came In from the Cold” and “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” Le Carre’s life will be laid bare in what is being touted as his final and “most candid” interview.
Drawing inspiration from his own best-selling memoir of the same name, “The Pigeon Tunnel” promises to traverse six decades of Le Carre’s life, uncovering lesser-known facets of his journey from the tumultuous Cold War era to the present day. With an Academy Award-winning documentarian, Errol Morris, at the helm and support from The Ink Factory, co-founded and co-led by Le Carre’s sons, Simon and Stephen Cornwell, the documentary is poised to be a poignant and insightful tribute.
“The Pigeon Tunnel” is a profound tete-a-tete between a masterful filmmaker and a literary virtuoso, delving deep into the creative process, the potency of fiction, and the responsibility we bear to the truth. As the film artfully unravels the enigmatic layers of Le Carre’s life, viewers will be taken on an unforgettable journey of discovery and introspection.
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Behind the scenes, an exceptional team of producers has come together to bring this project to life. Dominic Crossley-Holland and Steven Hathaway, both esteemed in their own right with accolades like the BAFTA award, join the Cornwell sons in making this documentary a reality. The impressive list of executive producers includes the likes of Academy Award nominee Hossein Amini, BAFTA Award nominee P.J. van Sandwijk, News & Documentary Award winner Michael Lesslie, Joe Tsai, Arthur Wang, Michele Wolkoff, and Katherine Butler.
Adding to the allure of “The Pigeon Tunnel” is its captivating original score, a collaboration between the brilliant Philip Glass and the talented Paul Leonard-Morgan. The film is set to make its highly-anticipated debut exclusively on Apple TV+ on October 20, promising an immersive and unforgettable experience for all cinephiles and literary enthusiasts.