The Lost Leonardo (15) film at Number 8, Pershore
This fascinating documentary tells the inside story behind the Salvator Mundi, the most expensive painting ever sold at $450 million, claimed to be a long-lost masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci. From the moment it is purchased from a shady New Orleans auction house, and its buyers discover masterful brushstrokes beneath its cheap restoration, the fate of the Salvator Mundi is driven by an insatiable quest for fame, money and power. But as its price soars, so do questions about its authenticity.
Is this multi-million dollar painting actually by Leonardo – or do certain power players simply want it to be? Unravelling the hidden agendas of the world’s richest men and most powerful art institutions, The Lost Leonardo reveals how vested interests became all-important, and the truth secondary.
Directed by Andreas Koefoed.
Thursday 16 December – 7.30pm
Tickets: £8.50 (£8.00)
(plus 80p per ticket fee if booked online)
In line with the recent government announcement – from Friday 10 December all of our customers aged 11 and over will be legally required to wear a face-covering within the building, unless medically exempt from doing so. Face covering may only be removed in the coffee bar or auditorium when consuming food or drinks.
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