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94 minutes | English Subtitles | 2022
Directed by Pupi Avati, Dante is a film about the tormented life of Dante Alighieri, from solitary childhood to death in exile, seen through Giovanni Boccaccio’s journey to rehabilitate his memory.
The movie recounts the life of Dante Alighieri – one of the greatest literary figures of all times and one of the ‘three fathers’, with Giovanni Boccaccio and Francesco Petrarca, of the Italian language – through the eyes of the same Boccaccio, author of the renown Decameron. September 1350. Giovanni Boccaccio is commissioned to bring ten gold florins as symbolic compensation to Sister Beatrice, daughter of Dante Alighieri, nun in Ravenna in the monastery of Santo Stefano of the Olive Trees.
Retracing from Florence to Ravenna a part of what was Dante’s journey, stopping in the same convents, in the same villages, in the same castles, in the same libraries, from the questions he asks and the answers he gets, Boccaccio reconstructs the story of Dante Alighieri, among the greatest literary figures of all times and one of the ‘three fathers’ (with Giovanni Boccaccio and Francesco Petrarca) of the Italian language.
There will be a brief introduction to the film by Alfonso Tagliaferri, Consul General of Italy in Bengaluru. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session.
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