The Lost Leonardo

The Lost Leonardo

The Lost Leonardo

In 2008, a few of the world’s most distinguished Leonardo Da Vinci experts gathered around an easel at the National Gallery in London to examine a mysterious painting - an unassuming Salvator Mundi (Latin for Savior of the World) - found in a shady New Orleans auction house, that a select few believed to be a long-forgotten masterwork by Leonardo Da Vinci. That day, Salvator Mundi was authenticated as being the creation of Da Vinci himself, and thus, one of the most beguiling and perplexing stories of the 21st century was set into motion.

2021Rating: TBC96 minsUK
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Variety

Variety

The Lost Leonardo is the first art-world documentary I’ve seen that captures what art becomes once it goes through the looking glass of greed: not just a commodity, but a way of transferring and manipulating power.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

(The Lost Leonardo) packs the fascination and wallop of an expertly executed fictional thriller.

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Film Threat

Film Threat

The Lost Leonardo proves to be a thoughtful examination of not only the origins of the painting at its centre but of perception.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

Really, The Lost Leonardo is a detective story. Like any good detective story, it's also a morality tale.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

While the intersection of hype, art, and money is fertile territory and Koefoed makes the most of it, he misses the opportunity to look more deeply at the somewhat mediocre painting itself...

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

An art documentary that plays like a thriller...

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NPR

NPR

It plays out like a detective mystery and feels as meticulously plotted as an art heist.

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Salon

Salon

A slick, fascinating mystery that uncovers ego and hubris in the art world...

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