• The Lost Leonardo

The Lost Leonardo

by Andreas Koefoed Gala Premieres

Some of the most respected art experts gather at the National Gallery in London in 2008 to examine an unassuming painting depicting Christ as the Saviour of the World. They confirm the "Salvator mundi" as being the creation of Leonardo da Vinci, thus setting in motion an amazing story: initially dismissed as a cheap replica, the painting is suddenly considered a long-lost masterpiece by da Vinci and, in 2017, is auctioned off at Christie's for 450 million dollar as the most expensive art work of all time. In the style of a thriller, this highly entertaining documentary reveals the insane story behind the auction, and shows how a painting becomes the pawn of a geopolitical power struggle. Is the multi-million dollar "Salvator mundi" really by da Vinci? Or do the rich and powerful just want it to be?

  • Genre: DOC: Arts & Culture
  • Country, Year: Denmark, France, Sweden, 2021
  • Runtime: 101 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German
  • Director: Andreas Koefoed
  • Cast: Dianne Modestini, Yves Bouvier, Evan Beard, Robert Simon, Alexander Parish, Warren Adelson
  • Screenplay: Duska Zagorac, Andreas Dalsgaard, Christian Kirk Muff, Mark Monroe, Andreas Koefoed
  • Cinematography: Adam Jandrup
  • Editor: Nicolás Nørgaard Staffolani
  • Music: Sveinung Nygaard
  • Producers: Christoph Jörg, Andreas Dalsgaard, Oli Hardbottle, Anna Godas, Ken Pelletier, Mark Mitten, Shizuka Asakawa, Vijay Vaidyanathan, Elizabeth Radshaw, Jack Oliver
  • Production Companies: Elk Film, Pumpernickel Films, Mantaray Film
  • World Sales: Dogwoof Global
  • Swiss Distribution: Sony Pictures Releasing Switzerland GmbH
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