On the occasion of the 500th death anniversary of the universal genius, Leonardo da Vinci, cultural events throughout the world are remembering and celebrating the greatest icon of the Renaissance.
The Philippine Italian Association is happy to present at CINE EUROPA 22 a 2019 movie that will bring Leonardo da Vinci back to our contemporary world… for an impossible interview.
BEING LEONARDO DA VINCI,
an impossible interview
A film by MASSIMILIANO FINAZZER FLORY
In collaboration with RAI CINEMA
Under the patronage of the National Committee for the celebrations of the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death.
Running time: 80 minutes. Year of production: 2019.
Awarded in the USA as: Winner Best Actor - Los Angeles Actors Awards January 2019; Winner Honorable Mention: Narrative Film - Los Angeles Film Awards 2019; Winner Best Narrative Feature - Festive International Film Festival 2019 Los Angeles.
Selected: Accolade Global Film Competition and Miami Independent Film Festival
Country of production: Italy.
Direction and screenplay by Massimiliano Finazzer Flory on original texts by Leonardo da Vinci.
Language: Italian and English.
Subtitled in: English
Based on the homonymous show of success (WHICH WILL BE PRESENTED IN MANILA ON NOVEMBER 21 AT THE CCP), a unique movie dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the universal genius’ death, where sets and works of art are all authentic from the birthplace of Leonardo in Vinci to the Château Royal of Amboise and the final resting place where Leonardo passed away in Clos Lucé and even in Vigevano the Stables, the Undergrounds, the Covered Road, the Castle. In Milan: San Sepolcro, the Venerable Biblioteca Ambrosiana, the "Orti di Leonardo”, the Bramante Sacristy, the Sforzesco Castle, the Sala delle Asse, the State Archives where was filmed the only one autograph of Leonardo in the world. The Acquafraggia Waterfalls studied by the genius. And certainly Florence at the Officina Profumo Farmaceutica of Santa Maria Novella to stage the botanical side of Leonardo. Filmed between the United States, France and Italy, the incredible make-up of Finazzer Flory’s face and a choreographic recitation that embodies the body of Leonardo gives us back not only its history but also in directing terms the influence of Leonardo in our aesthetics cinematographic too.
A universal icon, 500 years after his death. A film that holds together the linguistic originality through the Renaissance language and the technological quality of our time.
Synopsis: two journalists, from New York and Milan unaware of each other, are looking for a scoop about the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death. They see works of art and they pass thorough the places of the Genius between landscapes and mysterious encounters. In Florence for the first time during a show in costume between friars, tourists and flag-wavers unexpected traces are found. In Milan, it’s discovered a document to find out who Leonardo Man was through a scientific examination. Then they come to his final resting place in Clos Lucé and they really meet Leonardo. The interview is granted. The words of the Genius are authentic, in Renaissance language. At the end Leonardo escapes through the undergrounds, returning to Vigevano and unveiling to the most important figures of his time where he tells …