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16 July 2019

Lectura Ovidii

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Lectura Ovidii

Lectura Ovidii

Lectura Ovidii

original title:

LECTURA OVIDII

directed by:

cast:

Pino Ammendola, Michele Placido, Maria Rosaria Omaggio, Franco Oppini, Edoardo Siravo, Maddalena Crippa, Lino Guanciale, Ugo Pagliai, Giorgio Pasotti

screenplay:

cinematography:

Matteo Veleno

costume design:

production:

country:

Italy

year:

2019

film run:

61'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (16/06/2019)

A documentary inspired by the work of the classic Roman poet, Ovid. Prolific and sometimes risqué, Ovid wrote about love, seduction and mythological transformation. His poetry, especially the epic poem Metamorphoses, is considered to have decisively influenced European art and literature, including Chaucer, Dante, Shakespeare and Milton. Through the narration of Michele Placido, Lino Guanciale and Giorgio Pasotti, and the re-enactment of literary characters, the documentary, Lectura Ovidii, brings audiences those universal themes that have stood the test of time, and characters, experiences, emotions, and perspectives still relevant today.