The Lost Leonardo
THE LOST LEONARDO is the inside story behind the Salvator Mundi, the most expensive painting ever sold at $450 million. From the moment the painting is bought for $1175 at a shady New Orleans auction house, and the restorer discovers masterful Renaissance brushstrokes under the heavy varnish of its cheap restoration, the Salvator Mundi’s fate is determined by an insatiable quest for fame, money, and power. As its price soars, so do questions about its authenticity: is this painting really by Leonardo da Vinci?
Unravelling the hidden agendas of the richest men and most powerful art institutions in the world, THE LOST LEONARDO reveals how vested interests in the Salvator Mundi are of such tremendous power that truth becomes secondary.
Denmark | France, 2021, 96 minutes, Rated PG-13, Directed by Andreas Koefoed
“Spellbinding…plays out like a John le Carré real-life espionage thriller…”– Brian Bromberger, BAY AREA REPORTER
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“Lively and engrossing. Tells the tale of the most scrutinized painting of all time.”– FILM THREAT
“A surprisingly suspenseful story about art, money, and politics.”– DAILY BEAST
“Fascinating from start to finish!”– PATRICK BEATTY REVIEWS
“Captivating!”– THE AISLE SEAT
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