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"Pompeii. Eros and Myth” by Pappi Corsicato – Screening



The Italian Cultural Institute on the occasion of the exhibition "Pompeii. The immortal city" (Musée de la civilization of Québec - 18 Nov 2021 → 11 Sep 2022) presents the film by Pappi Corsicato, "Pompeii. Eros and myth ".

Pompeii. Eros and Myth - Italy | 2021 | 1 h 30 min | Italiano 
Directed by Pappi Corsicato
Tuesday May 10 2022, 6:30pm
Free admission - RSVP
Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Montréal
1200 Av. du Dr Penfield

It is a journey that guides us back in time by two thousand years. The myths and characters that have contributed to making this unique archaeological site immortal, which UNESCO has included in the list of World Heritage Sites, are exposed. From the love story between Bacchus and Ariadne in the famous Villa of the Mysteries to the ambiguous relationship between Leda and the Swan, from the gladiatorial fights to the desperate search for the immortality of Poppea Sabina (second wife of Emperor Nero), the docu-film will on stage and will also analyze the lesser known and more secret sides of the city. The same ones who in the eighteenth century led the Catholic Church to hide some of the most scandalous and gory artifacts recovered during the excavations.

Leading us through the streets of Pompeii will be an exceptional narrator: the award-winning Isabella Rossellini. Her presence and her voice will accompany the spectators on an elegant and tight journey that will show how the rediscovered myths and works have bewitched and influenced artists such as Pablo Picasso and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The re-enactments of myths in a contemporary key created by Pappi Corsicato also enrich the path between history and art: Bacchus, Arianna, Teseo, Leda, just to name a few, wear modern clothes and are suspended in a time that belongs both to the past and to the present. , to show how much the legacy of Pompeii is still today a continuous source of artistic inspiration.


Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Time: At 6:30 pm

Organized by : IIC Montréal

Entrance : Free