“Damn Modigliani”, the great painter arrives at the cinema


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Rome (askanews) – The life of the great painter and sculptor from Livorno is told through the reflections of his latest young partner, Jeanne Hébuterne in the documentary “Maledetto Modigliani”, of which we see an exclusive clip here and which will be in cinemas on 12 , 13, 14 October. 100 years after his death, the film directed by Valeria Parisi, produced by 3D Produzioni and Nexo Digital, traces the short but intense existence of this bohemian artist, through the interventions of scholars and enthusiasts, including Paolo Virzì and Antonio Marras. In the beautiful documentary we see Modì, the son of a family of Jewish origins on the verge of a financial crisis, who arrives in Paris in 1906, at the age of 21. Here his legend was born: tombeur de femmes, alcoholic, cursed artist, in reality he was a great avant-garde artist who, with the simplicity of his traits and lines with which he defined the figures, gave, starting from primitivism, a unique and strong to the art of the twentieth century. Playing between filming of today’s city and archival photos and films, Jeanne’s narrator tells the story of Paris at the turn of the century, the center of modernity, a pole of attraction for artists such as Pablo Picasso and Constantin Brancusi. In “Maledetto Modigliani” we see the places most loved by the great artist, we know his lovers, from the Russian Anna Achmatova to the English journalist and feminist Beatrice Hastings, and above all we review his works. Modigliani died poor and unrecognized, today he is one of the most loved and highly rated artists in the world.


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