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Published on Jun 28, 2009
Documentary on the life and times of the last century's most famous portrait painter Pietro Annigoni. This award-winning critically acclaimed movie traces Annigoni from his artistic birth in Florence, to the height of his fame and fortune. Annigoni pursued his own path, standing seemingly alone at the time against the forces of modernism in art.
Annigoni was a bohemian, a drinker, a fighter and a womanizer, yet the world's most powerful and celebrated people sought him out for portraits. Pietro Annigoni was once called the painter of beautiful women but chose instead to be the painter of beggars.
"The 100 best Movies you've never seen!" Richard Crouse "Exquisite a superb and memorable film" The Globe & Mail "A stirring and compelling work" Geoff Pevere Film International "Intellectually intoxicating... a fascinating document" The Eye "Poetically photographed, accompanied by a stirring musical score" TV GUIDE "Has a single minded passion worthy of the artist." Peter Goddard - Toronto Star "Amazing...hours of televisual excellence." Patrick Watson - CBC Writer/Broadcaster
music by Stefano Burbi performed by Orchestra da Camera Nova Harmonia di Firenze.
directed by Stephen Smith
*WINNER* Honorable Mention Chicago International Film Festival *WINNER* Best Musical Score Hot Docs Film Festival.