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THE SIN

by Andrey Konchalovskiy

synopsis

Florence, early XVI century. Although widely considered a genius by his contemporaries, 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 façade of the San Lorenzo basilica. Forced to lie to maintain favour with both families, Michelangelo is progressively tormented by suspicion and hallucinations, leading him to ruthlessly examine his own moral and artistic failings. Written and directed by Andrei Konchalovsky, IL PECCATO (SIN) is a gripping reflection on the agony and ecstasy of individual greatness, and the profound humanity behind the legend of the Renaissance.

international title: The Sin
original title: Grekh
country: Italy, Russian Federation
sales agent: ARRI Media Worldsales
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Andrey Konchalovskiy
film run: 134'
release date: IT 28/11/2019
screenplay: Andrey Konchalovskiy, Elena Kiselyeva
cast: Alberto Testone, Jakob Diehl, Francesco Gaudiello, Massimo De Francovich, Orso Maria Guerrini, Federico Vanni, Glen Blackhall, Anita Pititto, Antonio Gargiulo, Simone Toffanin
cinematography by: Aleksander Simonov
film editing: Karolina Maciejewska, Sergey Taraskin
art director: Maurizio Sabatini
costumes designer: Dmitriy Andreev
music: Edward Artemyev
producer: Alisher Usmanov, Andrey Konchalovskiy, Elda Ferri
production: Jean Vigo Italia, RAI Cinema, Andrei Konchalovsky Studios (RU)
distributor: 01 Distribution
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