David Young Kim and Amelia Saul, The Desert and the Lagoon, (US & Italy, 2020, 4K, color, sound, approx 21:04)

Virtual Colloquium

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 3:30pm

VIRTUAL COLLOQUIUM - David Young Kim and Amelia Saul, "The Desert and the Lagoon: A Film Essay on Giovanni Bellini"

Film Synopsis

In the fifteenth century, the Venetian artist Giovanni Bellini painted his monumental work Saint Francis in the Desert (The Frick Collection, New York City), arguably the most significant Renaissance painting in a North American collection. This experimental film essay uncovers the painting’s unexplored background and setting, putting them in relation with the abandoned and deserted islands in the Venetian Lagoon. Shooting locations include New York, Florence, Pitigliano, and Venice. 

N.B.

Screening to be followed by Q&A with the directors David Young Kim and Amelia Saul. To generate as much discussion and critique as possible, we'd like to invite you to pre-screen the film here.

via Zoom: https://upenn.zoom.us/j/99905925385

PER THE SPEAKERS' REQUEST, A RECORDING OF THIS EVENT WILL NOT BE MADE AVAILABLE