Dante Alighieri, unanimously recognized as the father of the Italian language, is one of the figures who has most influenced Italian history and culture, and those of the European continent and of the entire Western world.
The film tells the story of the Poet through the words of the poet Boccaccio who, in 1350, embarks on a journey to find Dante’s daughter. During his journey, Boccaccio retraces the most significant events of the Poet’s life, from his encounter with Beatrice to the friendship with Guido Cavalcanti, from the wars between Whites and Blacks to his entry into politics as prior up to the “infinite exile”. Woven into the plot, the characters of the Divine Comedy emerge, from Paolo and Francesca to Count Ugolino, in the form of stories collected by Dante along his wanderings. A journey that moves between present and past, and together with the profound humanity of the protagonists, delights the viewers with a splendid gallery of villages, castles, churches and frescoes of central Italy.
Pupi Avati is an award-winning Italian film director, producer, and screenwriter.
December 14, 2023 | 6PM
Italian Cultural Institute
686 Park Avenue, NY
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A cultural initiative of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to promote Dante’s image throughout the world.