ART BEATS

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March 2021 Boticelli, Florence and the Medici

Beauty, creativity, genius: the Renaissance Florence of Lorenzo de' Medici was a powerhouse of art and culture. Among countless shops and government buildings, there was endless beauty coexisting with the dark side of the city, made up of power struggles, plots, intrigues and brutal violence. One revolutionary artist, more than any other, was able to project into his works the lights and shadows of an era destined never to be forgotten: Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510). In this special cinema event, relive Florence and all its astonishing art and culture through Botticelli's life, his collaborations, his challenges and successes under the wing of the Medici family.


With: Stephen Mangan
Director: Marco Pianigiani
Release Date: 25 February 2021
Classification: E
Running Time: 90
Countries of Origin: Italy

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April 2021: Raphael The Young Prodigy

Raphael: The Young Prodigy tells the story of the artist from Urbino, beginning with his extraordinary early portraits of women - the Mother, the Friend, the Secret Lover and the Client. Delve into Raphael’s uncanny ability to capture celestial beauty, and to focus his gaze beyond the physicality and into the psychology of his subjects (some real, some imaginary) so that their personalities explosively emerge from his canvas. With fascinating contributions from internationally renowned experts, this special cinema event will uncover the most significant people and places and inspirations in the life and times of Raphael – a Renaissance leader and one of the most spectacular painters in history.


Director: Massimo Ferrari

Release Date: 25 March 2021
Classification: E
Running Time: 90
Countries of Origin: Italy
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May 2021:  Pompeii: Sin City Featuring Isabella Rossellini

A cinematic journey in one of the world's most famous archaeological sites.
This documentary explores Pompeii, that city cloaked in mystery which, over the course of history, has influenced culture and art, from Neoclassicism to Contemporary Art, through images and words by the great artists and writers who experienced, visited and imagined it: from Pliny the Younger to Picasso, from Emily Dickinson to Jean Cocteau. The film doesn’t just deal with the volcano eruption, which has gone down in history, but with what the city of Pompeii itself was actually like: how its citizens lived their lives, spent their free time, experienced pleasure, passion, religion and their fate.
With: Isabella Rossellini
Director: Pappi Corsicato

Release Date: 29 April 2021
Classification: E
Running Time: 90
Countries of Origin: Italy
Original Languages: English

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August 2021: Munch: Love Phantoms and Lady-Vampires

The debt contemporary culture has towards Munch is impressive, from Andy Wharhol to Ingmar Bergman, from Marina Abramovich to Jasper Johnes. If his painting has become a symbol and at the same time an omen of the tragedies of the twentieth century, his art has travelled new and experimental roads of extraordinary modernity. Today, however, it is his city, Oslo, which sets a turning point for the knowledge of Munch: the birth of a new museum, opening in June 2020. The documentary will start from there to shed light on a man and an artist with singular charm, a precursor and a master.

With: Ingrid Bolsø Berdal

Director: Michele Mally

Release Date: 26 August 2021

 

Classification: E

Running Time: 90

 

Countries of Origin: Italy

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Previously

Secret Impressionists

Secret Impressionists tells the story of the art revolution at the core of the Impressionist movement, through an exploration of fifty legendary paintings - hidden treasures previously inaccessible to the general public, now on display in Rome for the very first time.

Maverick Modigliani

Marking the centenary of the death of Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920), this special cinema event will delve into the story of a remarkable talent that surpassed legend and stereotypes.