Arrive in first tv on Sky DANTOf Puppets Avatistory of the human story of Alighieri, one of the great poets and certainly better known in the world, Monday 22 May at 21.15 on Sky Cinema Uno (at 21.45 also on Sky Cinema Drama), streaming on NOW and available on demand.
The film was inspired by the mission entrusted to Giovanni Boccaccio in 1350: to bring Dante’s daughter, in Ravenna, a purse of ten florins to compensate her for the great harm that the Florentines had done to her father. Protagonist is Sergio Castellittowho plays Boccaccio, with him also in the cast Alexander Sperduti, Enrico Lo Verso And Alexander Haber.
SYNOPSIS – September 1350. Giovanni Boccaccio is commissioned to bring ten gold florins as symbolic compensation to Sister Beatrice, daughter of Dante Alighieri, a nun in the monastery of Santo Stefano degli Ulivi in Ravenna.
Dante died in exile in 1321 while his fame, thanks to the disclosure of the Comedy, has spread everywhere. His last twenty years were terrible, in constant flight, seeking hospitality at the various courts, with a sentence to be burned and beheaded inflicted on both him and his sons, who in turn fled from Florence.
Meanwhile in the Tuscan capital the balance of power has profoundly changed and the city seeks a reconciliation, albeit posthumously, with a fellow citizen of such value. The ten florins would be the symbolic compensation for the confiscation of the assets and for the sentence to be burned alive and decapitated by now decreed almost half a century earlier by the Florentine municipality. Against that part of the ecclesial world that considers the Comedy a diabolical work, Giovanni Boccaccio accepts this assignment in the belief that he can carry out an investigation into Dante that will allow him to narrate his human story and the injustices suffered.
In his long journey Boccaccio, in addition to his daughter, will meet those who, in the last years of the Ravenna exile, gave shelter and offered hospitality and those who, on the contrary, rejected and put the exile to flight.
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 opening of the same libraries, in the questions he asks and in the answers he gets, Boccaccio reconstructs the human story of Dante, up to being able to tell us his entire story.
DANTE – Monday 22 May on first TV at 21.15 on Sky Cinema Uno (at 21.45 also on Sky Cinema Drama), streaming on NOW and available on demand.
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