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Leonardo 500

 

Five hundred years after his death, Leonardo continues to be one of the most admired and well-k¬nown figures in human history. An artist, architect, humanist, naturalist and military strategist, Leo¬nardo DaVinci was, above all else, a tireless observer constantly looking for new discoveries.
Through the use of the Artificial Intelligence and decades of studies and researches, the film exclusi¬vely recomposes the thousands of pages of the DaVinci Codes and revisits with new and insightful perspectives the theories and practical implications of his work.
With contributions by leading international experts and a pool of technician and engineers, the film sheds a new light on DaVinci’s observations and studies, giving viewers the opportunity to see the works of Leonardo through the modern implications of his works.
The civil and armaments industries, engineering, communications, medicine, anatomy and 21 st cen¬tury art, all share, as a common denominator, the research and development found in the work of Leonardo.

Available from the 1st of March 2019, Pannonia Entertainment distributes this unique art documentary to cinemas across Hungary.

Format: 2D | 4K Theatrical version: 90′

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Bernini

 

No artist defined 17th-century Rome more than Gian Lorenzo Bernini did, working under nine popes and leaving an indelible mark on the Eternal City.And there is probably no better place to appreciate his talent and genius than the Borghese Gallery in Rome, the villa — now a museum — built by his first patron, Cardinal Scipione Borghese, where Bernini revealed his talent for capturing tension and drama in stone. But during the remarkable exhibition titled “Bernini,” visiting may be a once-in-a-lifetime expe¬rience.
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The selection of more than 60 masterpieces on display at the amazing Villa Borghese in Rome has been defined by art connoisseurs as Bernini’s return home. Five centuries have passed since the birth of the artist’s magnificent sculptural groups and, through exclusive, never-seen-before footage, the protagonists of this stunning exhibition explain and analyze the details of these treasures, that came from the world’s most prestigious Museums, for this extraordinary opportunity.

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Palladio – The Power of Architecture

 

Some of the Italian most beautiful Villas, now part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, were the exclusive homes of the Venetian nobility during the Renaissance, and later become a source of inspiration for the construction of some of the world’s most iconic buildings of power.
The White House, the Congress Building, the New York Stock Exchange, Jefferson’s Monticello home: for five hundred years, Andrea Palladio, the master of Neo-Classicism, has inspired the world’s architects. It was the U.S. President and architectThomas Jefferson who recognized Palladian architecture as the example for the aesthetics of the American buildings of power Jefferson’s Monticello home, where the United States Declaration of Independence was written, was itself inspired by the principles of Palladian books.
There is a deep link between the symbols of the American architecture and Andrea Palladio who, in 201 1, was officially named “The Father of American Architecture.”
The film reveals the secrets of the original works and, through exclusive interviews with archistars and ow¬ners of Palladium villas, scholars and professors, makes a rare testimony that is sure to pique the interest of architecture aficionados and the general public alike. An exploration that examines how these aesthetic codes have come to represent the Power everywhere, in every City, in every Country.

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Salvador Dalí – In Search of Immortality

 

The documentary proposes an exhaustive journey through the life and work of Salvador Dalí, and also of Gala, his muse and collaborator. It starts in 1929, a crucial year in Dalí’s career and life, as he joined the surrealist group and met Gala, and advances until the year of the artist’s death in 1989.

In all this vital and artistic journey, Dalí’s geographies, especially Portlligat, stand out as the only stable home-workshop he possesses; Figueres, his hometown, where he creates his Dalí Theater-Museum, and Púbol, where the Castle is, exponent of courtly love, which Dalí gives to Gala. But naturally other cities, especially Paris and New York are also central.

It is worth noting the numerous documentary contributions that help us get closer to this unique painter of art history, who already has a place assigned among great masters. Contemplating Salvador Dalí himself, Gala, a tour of his creations, family approaches and distancing, all through images and documents, some of them unpublished, brings us closer to a painter who has managed to create a character that is a work of art itself. With this documentary we can go beyond the character and approach the painter and the man, and the spaces conceived by him that have helped to shape his immortality, the immortality of a genius.

DIRECTOR : DAVID PUJOL
SCRIPT : MONTSE AGUER & DAVID PUJOL
CINEMATOGRAPHY : IVAN CARRERO
EDITOR : JORDI MUÑOZ
DOCUMENTATION : ROSA MARIA MAURELL
PHOTO ARCHIVE . LUCIA MONI
PRODUCTION : FUNDACIÓ GALA – SALVADOR DALÍ

Available from the 1st of January to December the 31st of 2019, Pannonia Entertainment distributes this unique art documentary to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Poland.

Runtime: 103 min

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Water Lilies by Monet – The Magic of Water and Light

 

Water Lilies by Monet – the Magic of Water and Light tells the story of the origin of a massive work of art that broke with convention, of an artist resurrecting his life only thanks to painting. His human endeavor defied both space and conventions in his timeless masterpieces.

In a war-torn country, the undisputed genius of French Art disrupted the art world and changes it forever. As the end of the First World War drew near it became clear to Monet that his work of art could not but be his final legacyto France: a symbol of peace, hope, and resistance, in a battered and bloody world.

This is the tale of an obsession with light and water the painter could not escape from and how he transformed it into a kind of magic. A tale of the radical elements that revolutionized Modern Art: Monet’s clear intentwas to transfer onto canvas the “first, pure impression” of forms and objects as they appear to the eye that has never seen them before.

And this documentary will show the Water Lilies by Claude Monet, as they have never been seen before. A unique, exclusive look at the masterpieces housed at the Orangerie Museum, the Marmottan Museum, the Orsay Museum and Giverny, forthe firsttime ever on the big screen for an unrepeatable experience.

Inspired by the international bestseller Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies (2016) written byRoss King, also featured in the film.

Available from the 1st of February 2019 till the 31st of December 2019, Pannonia Entertainment distributes this unique art documentary to cinemas across Hungary.

Produced by Ballandi Arts and Nexo Digital Status: In production Format: 2D | 4K Theatrical version: 80′

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Klimt & Schiele – Eros and Psyche

 

Erotic works of art are sacred too! Egon Schiele, letter to his uncle Leopold Czihaczek, 1911. 1 918. As the roar of the First World War cannons is dying out, in Vienna, the heart of Central Europe, a golden age comes to an end. The Austro-Hungarian Empire is beginning to disintegrate. On the night of October 31st, in the bed of his home, Egon Schiele dies, one of the 20 million deaths caused by the Spanish flu. He dies looking at the invisible evil in the face, in the only way he can do: painting it. He is 28 years old. Only a few months earlier, the main hall of the Secession building had welcomed his works: 19 oil paintings and 29 drawings. His first successful exhibition, a celebration of a new painting idea that portrays the restlessness and desires of mankind. A few months earlier, his teacher and friend Gustav Klimt had died. From the turn of the century, he had fundamentally changed the feeling of art and founded a new group: the Secession.

The documentary film Klimt & Schiele – Eros and Psyche (working title), will recount this extraordinary season: a magical moment for art, literature, and music, in which new ideas are circulated, Freud discovers the drives of the psyche, and women begin to claim their independence. An age that revealed the abysses of the ego, in which today we’re still reflecting ourselves. The film will take us through 5 stunning exhibitions.

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ART BEATS SERIES – Caravaggio – The Soul and the Blood

 

After groundbreaking success in terms of audiences and critics of “The Vatican Museums” and “Florence and the Uffizi Gallery”, and after the release of “Raphael – The Lord of the Arts”, here it comes a new documentary dedicated to an Italian Master: Caravaggio – Soul and blood.

A journey through life, works and struggles of Michelangelo Merisi from Caravaggio. His existence, no less than his art, is characterized by lights and shadows, contrasts and contradictions, genius and sobriety. Revolutionary artist, he was often not so beloved by contemporaries. He travelled Italy in search of luck or perhaps in search of himself, escaping the enemies that he always found at his passage. Milan, Venice, Rome, Naples, Malta, Sicily. His death seems a twist of faith: he died in Porto Ercole, one step away from Rome, one step away from salvation.

According to the Longhi’s lesson (the main Caravaggio expert), his work will be read with strict reference to his existence, finding in his masterpieces the echo of personal experiences.

The narrative unfolds on two levels:

The artistic digression, in which the commentary of the main artworks will be entrusted to an illustrious art historian from the first painting: Bacchus and Boy with a Basket of Fruit. Through the roman period artworks: Cardsharps, Judith Beheading Holofernes to the last works as David with the Head of Goliath.

“Photographic” scenes that, accompanied by the voice of Caravaggio himself, evokes an object or a situation symbolizing his life and his works. A basket of fruit, a musical instrument, a sword, a grate of a cell etc. These emotional and evocative moments – thanks to the use of light and cinematic techniques such timelapse and slowmotion – help the viewer to go deep inside the mind and soul of Caravaggio, empathizing with his impulses and fears.

Available from April 2018, Pannonia Entertainment distributes this unique art documentary to cinemas across Hungary, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania.

 

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ART BEATS SERIES – Van Gogh Of Wheat Fields And Clouded Skies

 

A new look at Van Gogh, through the legacy of the largest private collector of artworks by the Dutch painter: Helene Kröller-Müller (1869-1939), who, in the early 20th Century, ended up buying nearly 300 of his works, paintings and drawings included.

The story unfolds of a woman who, in Van Gogh’s spiritual torment could recognize her own, showing priceless artistic treasures and the rare, naturalistic and architectural beauty of the Kröller-Müller Museum set in the vast De Hoge Weluge park, as well as visual extracts of the Milanese, Florentine, Roman and Palladian Renaissance. It tells the tormented, existential parable of a painter, seen through passages from his brother Theo’s letters, which set the pace of the exhibition, and it shows images of the places he lived and stayed in, from Paris to Provence.

The opportunity to tell the story of this collection and of the burning passion for art that led to it, is an outstanding exhibition on Van Gogh. ‘Amid wheat fields and clouded skies’ at the Basilica Palladiana in Vicenza, brings together 40 paintings and 85 drawings from the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, Holland, now home to Helene’s heritage.

This is an exhibition that will not only tell us about Van Gogh’s art and his genius, but it will also allow us to understand the importance of drawing as part of his artistic technique. His seemingly instinctive, ‘au premier coup’ canvases were the result of long, preparatory studies, not sketches but complete works of art in themselves, where the broken flow of lines that characterizes the style of his paintings, can already be found.

Available from the 1st of September 2018 till the 31st of December 2019, Pannonia Entertainment distributes this unique art documentary to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Bulgaria.

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ART BEATS SERIES – Hitler versus Picasso and the others – The nazi obsession for art

 

There are two ways Nazism put its hands on art: attempting to destroy every trace of the so-called “Degenerate Art” and implementing a systematic looting of classic and modern artworks.

In 1937 the Nazi regime held two exhibitions in Munich: one to stigmatize the “Degenerate Art” and one, personally curated by Hitler, to glorify the “Classic Art”.

This film is an amazing journey through 5 exhibitions displaying an incredible number of masterpieces by Botticelli, Klee, Matisse, Monet, Chagall, Renoir, Gauguin, just to name a few. Linked to each exhibition there are several impressive human and artistic narratives.

Available on DCP from March 2018, Pannonia Entertainment distributes these art documentary movie to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria.

 

 

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Wunderkammer – WOW – World of Wonders (2018)

 

Not unlike a complex molecule, a wonder is made up of tightly-knit atoms. At the core is man’s pursuit of wonder. The Wunderkammer reproduces the idea of “the world in a room”: in one room man collects and controls his own universe. The film features first-hand accounts from modern collectors who share their stories, their experiences, their journeys, their treasures. The viewer is taken into otherwise inaccessible places across France, Italy, Austria and England as the documentary explores the past and present, and delves into today’s Wunderkammer, leading inevitably to the question: What lies in the future for wonder?

Available on DCP from March 2018, Pannonia Entertainment distributes art documentary Wunderkammer – WOW – World of Wonders to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Romania, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia.

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British Museum Presents Hokusai

 

This fascinating new cinema event, Hokusai from the British Museum, is a stunning documentary and exclusive guided tour of the forthcoming British Museum exhibition Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave.

Filmed in Japan, France and the UK, the cinema event focuses on Hokusai’s work, life and times in the mysterious and exotic world of closed Japan. Using extraordinary close-ups and ground-breaking 8K video technology, Hokusai’s paintings and prints are examined by world experts who are at the forefront of Digital Art History.

Hokusai spent his life celebrating and studying his fellow humans as well as obsessively exploring the natural and spiritual worlds, using the famous volcano Mount Fuji as a backdrop and spiritual presence.  He knew much tragedy, was struck by lightning and lived for years in poverty, but never gave up his constant search for perfection in his art. Hokusai is an artist who influenced Monet, Van Gogh and Picasso, is the father of Manga and the only painter with his own emoji.

Available from 1st of September 2018 till 1st of March 2019, on DCP, Pannonia Entertainment distributes this fascinating cinema event across Poland and Hungary.

– Recorded documentary film
– Running time 90 minutes
– 4K and 2K | 2D | 5.1 sound | DCP

ART BEATS SERIES – Botticelli: Inferno

 

botticelliinferno_onesheet-pannonia-logoWe are excited to officially announce the 2017 new ART BEATS season. In cooperation with worldwide distributor NEXO DIGITAL and featuring artists such as Botticelli, Raphael and Caravaggio, state-of-the-art technologies in 4K and 3D, unprecedented access to secluded collections, and even surprising links to commercial blockbusters, the new ART BEATS series is about to return with what might be the best season yet.

In October 2016 “Inferno”, the third installment of Dan Brown’s blockbuster trilogy (after “The Da Vinci Code” and “Angels and Demons”) starring Tom Hanks and directed by Ron Howard will be released worldwide. The story revolves around a mystery hidden in Botticelli’s drawings of Dante’s Divina Commedia. But what’s the real story behind these illustrations, and in particular, the map to Dante Alighieri’s Inferno? Why was his work left unfinished and got lost, and how was it rediscovered? “Botticelli Inferno” is a fascinating, throughout investigation on the secrets behind Botticelli drawings, destined to show a surprising dark side of the renowned Renaissance artist, famous for peaceful and idyllic paintings such as “The Birth of Venus” and “La Primavera”.

Available from February 2017, Pannonia Entertainment distributes this thrilling art documentary to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Romania.

This ART BEATS release will be followed by two more title ins 2017: Raffaello – The Lord of the Arts 3D and Caravaggio – The Ideal Exhibition. Please click here for more details on the ART BEATS series

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ART BEATS SERIES – Raffaello: The Lord of the Arts 3D

 

We are excited to officially announce the 2017 new ART BEATS season. In cooperation with worldwide distributor NEXO DIGITAL and featuring artists such as Botticelli, Raphael and Caravaggio, state-of-the-art technologies in 4K and 3D, unprecedented access to secluded collections, and even surprising links to commercial blockbusters, the new ART BEATS series is about to return with what might be the best season yet.

From the team that brought you “The Vatican Museums”, “Florence and the Uffizi Gallery” and “St. Peter’s and the Papal Basilicas of Rome”, comes a captivating portrait of one of the greatest Renaissance artists, as well as one of the most influential for the subsequent history of modern art. Widely regarded and celebrated as an “enfant prodige” by both his peers and generations to follow, together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael forms the traditional triad of the Renaissance masters. And yet, not many people know his story. Using both stereoscopic 3D cameras and the most advanced dimensionalisation techniques (but also available in 2D), along with commentaries by important critics and refined historical reconstructions, “Raphael – Lord of the Arts” will shed a light on his life and his exquisite craft that marked the passage from the Renaissance to the Mannerism and brought the figurative art to unprecedented heights.

Available from May 2017, Pannonia Entertainment distributes this thrilling 3D art documentary to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Romania.

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BOSCH – The Garden of Dreams

 

poster_artwork_bosch_100x70Under the direction of Jose Luis Lopez Linares, the documentary film focuses on the the most important painting by Bosch and one of the most iconic ones in the world: `The Garden of Earthly Delights’. It features artists, writers, philosophers, musicians and scientists, discussing the personal, historical and artistic significance of the picture, bringing back a conversation that was started 500 years ago in the court of the Dukes of Nassau (Brussels) when it was believed that the painting was commissioned by Bosch.

Pannonia Entertainment distributes this stunning 90 min documentary to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, China and Denmark.

Available till 1st of September 2019.

 

 

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ART BEATS SERIES – St. Peter’s and the Papal Basilicas of Rome 3D

 

Quad_Papal_BasilicasAfter the success of the Vatican Museums 3D and Florence and the Uffizi 3D, coming to cinemas St Peter’s and the Papal Basilicas of Rome 3D. The new film production taking you on a journey through the four Papal Basilicas in Rome and their treasures: St. Peter’s (one of the 25 destinations most visited by travellers from all over the world), St. John in the Lateran, St. Mary Major and St. Paul Outside the Walls.

Pannonia Entertainment distributes this compelling artistic documentary to cinemas in Hungary, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania and Slovakia. >> Read more…

ART BEATS SERIES – Leonardo Da Vinci: The Genius in Milan

 

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Taking cue from the extraordinary exhibition-event dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci in Milan during EXPO 2015, and led by the greatest experts of his oeuvre, we will explore as never before the works and personality of one of the greatest artists who ever lived, with the power of 4K technology.

Pannonia Entertainment distributes this stunning exhitibition documentary from May 2016 to cinemas across Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia.

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Unique exhibitons and marvellous places of Italy

 

exhibitions---vaticaniUnique exhibitions and guided tours and spectacular documentaries on the big screen from great museums and marvellous places around the world – please click on the selected title to learn more.

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ART BEATS SERIES – Teatro alla Scala: The Temple of Wonders 4K

 

webt_POSTER_Theater.Unprecedented access to one of the most exclusive temples of performing arts in the world and its fascinating story. A “place of spirits”, in which past, present and future intersect as in a wonder factory, where men craft their skills to produce art in its highest form.

Teatro alla Scala – The Temple of Wonders is an exclusive documentary shoot in 4K,  a journey through time and space to discover a marvellous place, where the most glorious pages in the history of music, opera and ballet have been written. Pannonia Entertainment distributes from February 2016 to cinemas across Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia. >> Read more…

ART BEATS SERIES – Florence and the Uffizi Gallery in 3D/4K

 

Uffizi3Florence and the Uffizi Gallery in 3D | 4K is a multi-dimensional, multi-sensory journey into the Italian Renaissance through the most beautiful and representative works of art of the period created by the authors of “Vatican Museums 3D,” which was beamed to 2,000 screens across 60 countries in 2015.

A filmed tour of the city that was once the cradle of the Renaissance – and of its Museum par excellence – Florence and the Uffizi Gallery uses the most advanced 3D and 4K technologies (including aerial shots, complex long takes and cutting-edge dimensionalization techniques) to ensure a totally immersive and unique experience and allow the audience to see, listen, feel and savour the most outstanding and celebrated breedingground of creativity in the history of art.

Pannonia Entertainment distributes to cinemas across Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia. In addition to the Exhibitor rights above, Pannonia Entertainment has TV/Digital/VOD rights for the Pan-Eastern European region (Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, ex Yugoslavia, and Poland).

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Art Beats Series – The Vatican Museums 3D

 

Quad_POSTER_TheCreation-1024x768An extraordinary voyage of discovery to see the most impressive collection of works of art built up over two thousand years of history. VATICAN MUSEUMS 3D, a SKY production in collaboration with the Vatican Museums Directorate, for the very first time brings Ultra HD 4K/3D film cameras inside the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, to show the masterpieces in these collections as they have never been seen before.

A unique, spectacular, fascinating event: the history of one of the world’s most famous, renowned museums, the history of us all. A mega-production by a team of 40 professionals who, in the magnificent setting of the Vatican Museums, traveled hundreds of miles while filming amazing night-time footage through the halls which house some of the most rare and precious works of art in the world, spanning all cultures and all epochs…

Pannonia Entertainment distributes to cinemas across Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, Czech Republic, China and Baltics (Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia) and China.

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Vikings Live from the British Museum

 

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  • Fantastic new cinema event from the British Museum for 2014
  • Follows huge success of Pompeii – 100,000+ admissions worldwide
  • RECORDED at the Vikings: life and legend exhibition at the British Museum
  • First major exhibition on the Vikings at the museum for 30 years
  • Explores the Vikings international network across 4 continents
  • Stunning exhibits of swords, axes, coins, jewellery, amulets and 37 metre warship – the longest ever found
  • Features demonstrations and a torch-lit burial in museum grounds
  • Cinema event will bring exhibition alive with expert insights and storytelling
  • Pannonia Entertainment distributes Vikings Live to cinemas across Slovenia, Slovakia, Croatia, Hungary.

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