SIN (IL PECCATO)
A PERIOD BIOPIC ABOUT ICONIC
RENAISSANCE ARTIST, MICHELANGELO,
FROM OSCAR®-NOMINATED DIRECTOR
This lavish Italian-language epic will have a virtual NY/LA opening on 2/19/20 at NYC’s Film Forum and Laemmle Theaters in LA. In addition to virtual, Sin will also be available on DCP, Blu-ray and DVD exhibition formats for physical engagements.
2019 | 134 min | Italy
Italian w/English subtitles
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Although widely considered a genius by his contemporaries in early 16th century Florence, Michelangelo Buonarroti (Alberto Testone) is reduced to poverty and depleted by his struggle to finish the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. When his commissioner and head of the Della Rovere nobility, Pope Julius II, dies, Michelangelo becomes obsessed with sourcing the finest marble to complete his tomb. The artist’s loyalty is tested when Leo X, of the rival Medici family, ascends to the papacy and charges him with a lucrative new commission – the facade of the San Lorenzo basilica. Forced to lie to maintain favor with both families, Michelangelo is progressively tormented by suspicion and hallucinations, leading him to ruthlessly examine his own moral and artistic failings. SIN is a gripping reflection on the agony and ecstasy of individual greatness, and the profound humanity behind a legend of the Renaissance.
By Demetrios Matheou
“The veteran, Oscar-nominated director Andrei Konchalovsky’s sumptuously shot, rowdy, warts-and-all portrait of the artist Michelangelo, shows that, at 82, the mercurial director has lost none of his ability to surprise…it stands comparison with Derek Jarman’s Caravaggio as a fascinating portrait of an artist fighting to survive in the cut and thrust of times quite unlike our own.”
Eye For Film
“At the heart of the film is Alberto Testoni, who brings Michelangelo to simmering, volatile life, balancing his impetuousness with flashes of a soft heart. As the artist himself puts it: “I’m unable to control myself. I have no sense of balance.” The control instead belongs completely to Testoni and Konchalovskiy who between them sculpt the contours of Michelangelo’s life in such a way that you feel you could almost reach out and touch them.”