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‘Renaissance’ Festival
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‘Renaissance’ Festival

Categories: Cinema and Audio-visual
Quarta rassegna online di cinema e cultura italiana curata da AMITALIA, realizzata grazie al sostegno dell’Ambasciata d’Italia in Svizzera.
tintoretto un ribelle a venezia
tintoretto un ribelle a venezia

The association AMITALIA continues to promote great Italian culture in Switzerland with the online auteur film festival ‘Renaissance’, organised with the support of the Italian Embassy in Switzerland and in partnership with Les Rencontres de Crans-Montana and ALA Zurich – Friends of the Liceo Artistico.


  • Sunday 14 March
    Firenze e Gli Uffizi
    Immersive journey into the heart of the Florentine Renaissance through its most representative works of art. An art film on the city of Florence as a veritable open-air museum, narrated by the absolute hero of the Renaissance, Lorenzo the Magnificent, and featuring contributions by leading experts.
  • Sunday 21 March
    Tintoretto. A rebel in Venice
    With an introduction  author and famous writer Melania Mazzucco. Over 500 years after his birth, we rediscover an irreverent and energetic artist and  the life of a fiery, determined character in a delicate moment in the social history of Italy.
  • Sunday 28 March
    Caravaggio. L’anima e il sangue
    With an introduction by the author Laura Allievi. The visual story of the different passages of Caravaggio’s short and intense life with a common theme: journey as rebirth. Caravaggio travels up and down Italy to complete works commissioned by patrons and to escape his convictions: from Milan to Rome and finally to Naples, his final refuge and the city that more than any other reflected his character.
  • Sunday 4 and Monday 5 April
    San Pietro e le Basiliche papali di Roma
    A great art film on the four papal basilicas of Rome, their artistic beauty and the spiritual values they represent, in an exemplary balance between art and faith. Along with Micol Forti, director of the Vatican Museums Contemporary Art Collection, three authoritative and engaging voices guide us through the most famous holy places of the Christian faith.

The films can be viewed exclusively and free of charge in Switzerland every Sunday between 6.30pm and 12.30am (local time) on

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