"Nello Santi" Cinema c/o De Laugier Center.

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The event will take place on November 24, 2022 at the "Nello Santi" Cinema c/o De Laugier Center in Portoferraio.

Dante is a 2022 biographical, historical genre film directed by Pupi Avati, starring Alessandro Sperduti and Sergio Castellitto. Released in theaters on September 29, 2022. Running time 94 minutes. Distributed by 01 Distribution.

Director : Pupi Avati
Genre : Biographical, Historical
Year: 2022
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min
Release date : September 29, 2022
Distribution : 01 Distribution

Dante, a film directed by Pupi Avati, recounts the life of Dante Alighieri (Alessandro Sperduti and Giulio Pizzirani), the supreme Italian poet. It is Giovanni Boccaccio (Sergio Castellitto), one of the leading devotees and promoters of the author of "The Divine Comedy" and Dante's first biographer, who tells his story. The film sees Boccaccio engaged in the writing of the "Trattatello in Laude di Dante" and, while writing, traces the life of the father of the Italian language, dwelling on the events that most marked his existence.
It is 1321 when Dante dies in Ravenna, far from his homeland of Florence. About thirty years later, precisely in 1350, Boccaccio was assigned the task of traveling to Ravenna to bring into the hands of Sister Beatrice, Alighieri's daughter, 10 gold florins on behalf of the captains of Orsanmichele's company. Departing from Florence, bound for Ravenna, the poet of the Decameron retraces part of the path taken by Dante in the last years of his exile.
On the way to the monastery of Santo Stefano degli Ulivi, Boccaccio has the opportunity to meet several people more or less close to Dante, including those who welcomed him during his exile, those who, on the other hand, drove him away, and, finally, the poet's daughter. It is in this way that Boccaccio learns more details of Alighieri's life and is able to reconstruct his existence and tell the story of the supreme poet down to posterity.


Thursday, November 24, 9:30 p.m.

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