Florence and the Uffizi Gallery

November 23, 2015 | Posted by Peter Jakobsen | ART, Documentary, THUMBNAIL REVIEWS |

(photo by Chris Wee)

(Dir. Luca Viotto) (2015) This documentary on the city that invented the Renaissance is a treat but it could have been better, says Director Pete: We don’t need an actor (albeit highly competent Simon Merrells) in a shiny suit and dubious red flannel to ‘play’ the ‘ghost’ of Lorenzo the Magnificent to talk about his ‘feelings’ and his cultured mates.  Medici was formidable, and deserved better. We wanted 3D.  We got 2D. We didn’t really appreciate the Director’s exegesis concerning various masterworks.  With all due respect to his obvious erudition, they struck us as squarely phallocentric.  No problem with that, but it…

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