The screening of the film is promoted by Belluzzo Mercanti with the patronage of the Municipality of Verona, the Association Chiese Vive, the Dante Committee in Verona 1321-2021, and the Verona Literary Society.
Two scheduled screenings on the 13th of July at 4:00pm and 7:00pm – church of San Fermo Maggiore. At the end of each of the two screenings, there will be a guided tour of the church of San Fermo.
We are guided through the eyes of Dante as a child, who falls asleep while reading the Divine Comedy. Recited by Massimiliano Finazzer Flory and Angelica Cacciapaglia, Twenty-one Cantos, ten from Hell, five from Purgatory and six from Paradise are interpreted through dance, with choreography by Michela Lucenti, in an atmosphere inspired by Gustave Doré’s famous lithographic works. Giotto’s medieval painting is the inspiration for the costumes.
Massimilliano Finazzer Flory comments “The Divine Comedy is a dance. A whirlwind guided by reason and faith and based on a vision. Dante teaches us that without allegories we say nothing. The dance of lights and bodies while a voiceover narrates the pilgrim poet’s verses represents the search of the paradise that is in us. “Dante, our luck”, is therefore not just poetry. The poet’s verses are a representation of the search for the paradise that is in us. They offer us deliverance”.
This film is the city of Verona’s tribute to the great Poet, who completed his masterpiece in Verona, writing Paradise in the Capitular Library, and gave Dante “lo primo tuo refugio e ’l primo ostello”.
The film had its preview in Italy on the 25th March in Ravenna – Dantedì – with an introduction from the Minister for Cultural Heritage, Dario Franceschini.
Thanks to the collaboration with the Farnesina, the film met with success in Argentina, the US, the Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Turkey, Israel, Malta, The Philippines, Hong Kong, South Korea, Russia and Tunisia.
13 July 2021 | Attendance to the film screening is free, however booking is required.
To book, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating the preferred screening time – 4:00pm or 7:00pm