Directed by David Bickerstaff (UK, 2017, 91 min.).
A virtuoso craftsman, Michelangelo’s artistry is evident in everything he touched. Beautiful and diverse works, such as his towering David in Florence; the deeply moving Pietà in the Papal Basilica of St. Peter; and his tour-de-force, the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel ceiling, still leave us breathless today. Spanning his 89 years, Michelangelo: Love and Death, takes a cinematic journey from the print and drawing rooms of Europe, through the great chapels and museums of Florence, Rome and the Vatican to explore the tempestuous life of Michelangelo. Through expert commentary and Michelangelo’s own words, this film takes a fresh look at this most charismatic Renaissance figure, his relationship with his contemporaries and his artistic legacy.