As a young and promising actor, Leon Vitali chooses to step back behind the camera to become Stanley Kubricks right-hand man. For more than two decades Vitali struggled to help Kubrick realize his creative vision, and through Filmmaker, we get a unique insight into what it took to create film history. In Sydsvenskan, Mattias Oscarsson writes about the total devotion that Vitali showed his master: “The film gives some psychological clues, like the relationship with his own father. But above all, Leo Vitali considered Kubrick’s genius and film art more important than himself. Even today, almost twenty years after Kubrick’s death, he works with restoration and archiving the director’s work, sometimes without pay. He has never received any real recognition so far, so this movie is a beautiful restitution”.