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INSIDE THE UFFIZI (IN DEN UFFIZIEN)

INSIDE THE UFFIZI
© Thomas Riedelsheimer

Backstage of the Uffizi Gallery built in 1561, one of the oldest museums in the world every task becomes a ritual. We meet the passionate staff of German director Eike Schmidt, his assistants, architects, custodians and the concierge. We witness sensitive negotiations with British artist Antony Gormley over the placement of one of his sculptures. Different mentalities and viewpoints collide - European cooperation “en miniature”. Meanwhile the film invites us to immerse ourselves into the works of Botticelli and Artemisia Gentileschi, discovers the 17th century painting ‘Fall of the Rebel Angels’ that confront us with our contemporary vulnerability and hubris. Wartime scenes and a Mafia bomb attack show the history of threats and the endless efforts to protect and maintain this unique collection for future generations.
Genre Art
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2021
Directors Corinna Belz, Enrique Sánchez Lansch
Cinematography Johann Feindt, Thomas Riedelsheimer
Producer Thomas Kufus
Production Company zero one film, in co-production with ZDF, Bayerischer Rundfunk
Runtime 96 min
Format 1:1.85, DCP
Language
 English, German, Italian
Subtitled Versions English, German
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals DOK.fest München 2021, Shanghai International Film Festival 2021

With backing from BKM, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds
German Distributor Piffl Medien

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