Triumphs and Laments, William Kentridge in Rome

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Category
Feature Length / Author / Art / Culture / Music
Duration
75' and 52'
Episodes
1
Direction
Giovanni Troilo
Versions
Italian / English
Production Company
Todos Contentos y Yo Tambien
Year of production
2016

On April 2016, internationally renowned artist William Kentridge presented “Triumphs and Laments”, his colossal tribute to the history of Rome. A 550 meters long frieze on the Tiber banks, portraying the glories and the tragedies of the Eternal City, from the birth of the Eternal City to Pasolini’s murder, from Bernini to Dolce Vita and the refugee crisis. The most majestic artwork taking place in Rome since the painting of the Sistine Chapel will disappear within a few months. This film, shot with exclusive access over two years, will be its only memory