Maverick Modigliani

Marking the centenary of the death of artist Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920), this documentary delves into the story of a remarkable talent that surpassed legend and stereotypes.

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Born in Livorno, Modigliani, lived a short, tormented life, narrated in the film from an original point of view, that of his young wife, Jeanne Hébuterne. She was one of the women he painted portraits of, and whose faces, almost caryatid-like, became the very icons of his art. He also painted – amongst others – the Russian aspiring poetess Anna Achmatova, and the English journalist Beatrice Hastings. The action of the film unwinds through museum halls, enriched by the works of the Albertina in Vienna and the splendid exhibition dedicated to the artist at Livorno’s City Museum, as well as the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the great museums and art collections in Paris.

Valeria Parisi, UK, 2020, 90 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles.