Inside the Uffizi
Direction: Corinna Belz, Enrique Sanchez-Lansch
zero one film in Coproduction with ZDF/3sat, Bayerischer Rundfunk.
Funded by Der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, Filmförderungsanstalt, Film und Medien Stiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen and Deutscher Filmförderfonds..
Rental: Piffl Medien
Backstage of the Uffizi Gallery built in 1561, one of the oldest museums in the world every task becomes a ritual. We meet the passionate staff of German director Eike Schmidt, his assistants, architects, custodians and the concierge. We witness sensitive negotiations with British artist Antony Gormley over the placement of one of his sculptures. Different mentalities and viewpoints collide – European cooperation “en miniature”.
Meanwhile the film invites us to immerse ourselves into the works of Botticelli and Artemisia Gentileschi, discovers the 17th century painting ‘Fall of the Rebel Angels’ that confront us with our contemporary vulnerability and hubris. Wartime scenes and a Mafia bomb attack show the history of threats and the endless efforts to protect and maintain this unique collection for future generations.
Written and directed by Corinna Belz and Enrique Sánchez Lansch
Editing: Anne Fabini
Music: Julian Maas and Christoph Kaiser
DoP: Johann Feindt, Thomas Riedelsheimer
Sound: Andreas Hildebrandt, Filipp Forberg
Production Manager: Anne-Claire Martin, Conny Ziller
Line Producer: Tassilo Aschauer
Commissioning Editor: Nicole Baum (3sat), Matthias Leybrandt (br)
Producer: Thomas Kufus