Hermitage: The Power of Art

Directed by Michele Mally, subject created by Didi Gnocchi who also wrote the screenplay with Giovanni Piscaglia, this cinematic documentary produced in close collaboration with St. Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum, tells the great stories and events that have passed down the corridors of the museum and though the streets of St. Petersburg: from its foundation with Peter I to the splendour of Catherine the Great, from the triumph of Alexander I against Napoleon, to the 1917 Revolution, down to the present day.

Spectacular images will take spectators through the magnificent interiors of the Museum and the Winter Palace, to the Theatre, to Raphael's Loggias, to the Portrait Gallery of Heroes' from the 1812 war. Inside the Hermitage, furthermore, the greatness of European art can be retraced, from Leonardo to Raphael, from Van Eyck to Rubens to Titian and Rembrandt, while outside its walls history winds its way through places teeming with memories. But the legend of St. Petersburg is also conveyed through poems, stories and novels that have portrayed its charm over the centuries. To give a visual narrative of its urban and architectural development, St. Petersburg will be presented in its daytime role and its night-time splendour, with the Nevsky Prospect, the waterfront, the bridges, the outline of the Hermitage complex, the Bronze Horseman, the statues of Pushkin, Catherine the Great, Gogol, the noble residences overlooking the canals, not to mention the music and the work of great Italian architects, such as Trezzini, Rastrelli, Quarenghi, who designed the contours of its skyline.

Toni Servillo (3 times Efa Award Winner) leads us on this journey through one of the world’s most loved, most visited museums in the magic of St. Petersburg.

  • Regisseur: Michele Mally
  • Productiemaatschappij: 3D Produzioni, Nexo Digital
  • Lengte: 90 minuten
  • Release datum: Binnenkort in de bioscoop