Michelangelo – Endless: story of the absolute Renaissance genius on the big screen
Listapad. Collection invites to become acquainted with the world of art in the film Michelangelo – Endless. The film from the creators of The Vatican Museums 3D and Caravaggio: The Soul and The Blood is the first feature documentary about Michelangelo Buonarroti. You can enjoy the talent of the greatest artist at the Falcon Club Boutique Cinema from March 28 to April 10 and at the Centralny Cinema on April 5 and 6.
Michelangelo – Endless with the help of the most advanced technologies recreates the main sculptural and pictorial works of Buonarotti: Sistine chapel, "Pieta", "David", "Moses", the universal Court, St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, "Madonna Doni" and other immortal masterpieces.
The film depicts all the main events in the life of the Great Artist – his relations with ordinary people and colleagues, the Vatican and the Imperial court. Also, the film will touch on the little-known aspects of Michelangelo's fate, the reason for his complete immersion in the world of ideas and fantasies, which affected the nature of the created works.
For the first time on the big screen, through the dialogue of film and painting in the docufiction genre, a portrait of Michelangelo is shown – a man capable of sharp contrasts, strong passions and impressive courage when it comes to defending his ideals. There is no artistic fiction in Michelangelo – Endless, everything is real. The film was painstakingly created in collaboration with art historians under the leadership of the Vatican Museums.
By experimenting with the form of art-documentary and the interpenetration of different types of art, Director Emanuele Imbucci managed to go beyond the usual cinematic language. "What you will see is beyond anything you knew about the documentary before," Imbucci says.
The role of Michelangelo played Enrico Lo Verso, known for the films Baaria and Hannibal. The actor was also nominated for the European Film Academy Award in the Best Actor category (The Stolen Children) and for the Italian Film Award David di Donatello. The story is told both on behalf of the artist, and behalf of the art critic and his student Giorgio Vasari. His role was played by Ivano Marescotti (The Talented Mr. Ripley, King Arthur).
Internet portal Movieplayer.it writes about the film: “An exquisite artistic reconstruction, the perfect film to get acquainted with his work, or look at it from a different angle.” Mymovies.it noted that “the popularity of films about artists is a sign of our time. Everyone wants to feel the art: Caravaggio, Vincent van Gogh, Frida Kahlo... Michelangelo – Endless “takes the theme to the next level”.