The International Festival of Films on Art - 39TH Edition from March 16 to 28, 2021

Hitler vs Picasso and the others

Italy | 2018 | 96 min
Italian, English, French, German | Subtitles in English
Author: Didi Gnocchi
Cast: Toni Servillo
Script: Sabina Fedeli, Arianna Marelli
Composer: Remo Anzovino
Director: Claudio Poli


Presented in Quebec city at the MNBAQ

Canadian Premiere

Munich, 1937: The Nazis hold two exhibitions seeking to defend Aryan values. One exhibition stigmatizes and bans what is considered “degenerate art,” while the other glorifies “classic art.” These high-profile exhibits marked the beginning of the great Nazi plunder orchestrated by Hitler and Goering. Nearly 80 years have passed since the Nazis launched an attack on what they considered to be the cosmopolitan, communist expressions of art. This fascinating documentary highlights works by famous artists such as Picasso, Botticelli, and Renoir, examining the influence of art in political regimes.

This film will also be presented in Montreal on March 22nd and 29th.


Claudio Poli

Born in 1986, in Cremona, Northern Italy, Claudio studied Visual Communication Design and specialized in filming and editing, He began working in the film industry for 3D Produzioni, filming and editing documentaries for Sky Arte channel: the Venice Biennale, the MAXXI Museum in Rome, Piccolo Teatro in Milano, De.Sign, snippets of the side events at Milano Design Week, Emilio Isgrò, Casa Manzoni, Expo 2015, Mimmo Rotella.
Filmography | Music & Cocktail ; Exhibition ; Il senso di sé ; ArtBox.

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