Having had such success with Looking for Richard, which saw Al Pacino explore the relevance and themes of Shakespeare’s epic Richard III, the actor-turned-director now turns to Oscar Wilde's play Salomé. As with his earlier documentary, Pacino gathers a number of actors, including Jessica Chastain and Kevin Anderson, to help him investigate the meanings of the text. At the time of its publication, Salomé was hugely controversial for its immoral, blasphemous imagery, and its themes of violence, incest, lust, greed and desire remain highly intriguing. At the 68th Venice International Film Festival, the film won the Queer Lion award while Pacino was presented with the Glory to the Filmmaker! Award.