Andrei Konchalovsky’s IL PECCATO (SIN) follows Michelangelo through the agonies and ecstasy of his own creative genius, as two rival noble factions compete for his loyalty.

Florence, early XVI century. Although widely considered a genius by his contemporaries, Michelangelo Buonarroti (Alberto Testone) is reduced to poverty and depleted by his struggle to finish the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. When his commissioner and head of the Della Rovere nobility Pope Julius II dies, Michelangelo becomes obsessed with sourcing the finest marble to complete his tomb. The artist’s loyalty is tested when Leo X, of the rival Medici family, ascends to the papacy and charges him with a lucrative new commission – the façade of the San Lorenzo basilica. Forced to lie to maintain favour with both families, Michelangelo is progressively tormented by suspicion and hallucinations, leading him to ruthlessly examine his own moral and artistic failings. Written and directed by Andrei Konchalovsky, IL PECCATO (SIN) is a gripping reflection on the agony and ecstasy of individual greatness, and the profound humanity behind the legend of the Renaissance.

  • Director

    Andrei Konchalovsky

  • Version

    Italian (OV)
    with English subtitles

  • Produced by

    Alisher Usmanov
    (Andrei Konchalovsky Studios)

  • Cast

    Alberto Testone, Jacob Diehl, Francesco Gaudiello

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  • Running Time

    134 min.

  • Release

    November 14, 2019

  • Festivals

    Rome Film Festival 2019 - Special Closing Night Event | Tallinn Black Nights 2019 - Gala Screening | Cairo Film Festival 2019 - Gala Screening | Kinomania Bulgaria 2019 | Vilnius Film Festival 2019 | Maskavas Pirmizrade Riga 2019 | Cinématheque Toulouse 2020 - Konchalovsky Retrospective | Istanbul Film Festival 2020 | Transatlantyk Film Festival 2020 | "Cinéma d’art et d’essai" Geneva 2020 | Beirut Art Film Festival 2020 | Istanbul Film Festival | Bucharest IFF | The 5th Golden Unicorn Awards and the Russian Film Week UK

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  • Status


credits not contractual