The movie “To be Leonardo da Vinci” celebrates the 500th anniversary of loss of life »Albuquerque Journal
Leonardo da Vinci died 500 years ago.
Its influence can still be felt all over the world.
A film entitled “Being Leonardo da Vinci, an Impossible Interview” will be shown on Monday October 14th at the Hiland Theater in Albuquerque.
The film will be shown on Tuesday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m. at The Screen, 1600 St. Michaels Drive, Santa Fe.
The film was released this year in Italy in collaboration with RAI Cinema under the auspices of the National Committee for the celebrations of the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death.
It was released in May and a tour of the southwest takes it to Albuquerque and Santa Fe.
In the film, two unaware journalists from New York and Milan are looking for a bullet to mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death. Their research leads them to Leonardo’s final resting place, where they meet the genius himself and receive an interview.
New Mexico’s Italian festivals bring the film to Albuquerque, and it’s a benefit to the New Mexico National Dance Institute.
“Italians love to celebrate and commemorate many things,” says Maria Arancio Berry, president of New Mexico’s Italian Festivals. “This is a great opportunity for them. Leonardo da Vinci is the most famous Italian that ever existed. When the opportunity arose to host the film, we thought it was a perfect fit for the festival. It is a gift to the church to bring here. “
The film by Massimiliano Finazzer Flory, who wrote the original screenplay with original text by Leonardo.
Finazzer Flory lives and works in New York City and Milan, Italy.
Berry says Finazzer Flory should travel with the film. Instead, actor Jacopo Rampini will be present at the Albuquerque event for questions and answers after the film.
Berry says the film will be a lovely dessert for the New Mexico community who populated the Da Vinci – Genius exhibit hosted by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.
“Da Vinci touched our lives with his vision and his inventions,” says Berry.