Starting tonight, the Tintoretto narrated by Stefano Accorsi is in theaters. "A Rebel in Venice" signed Sky Arte screened in 360 theaters.

On February 25, 26 and 27, the film 'Tintoretto. A Rebel in Venice,' conceived by Melania G. Mazzucco and narrated by Stefano Accorsi. Sky Arte production.

Coming to Italian cinemas for the first time (for three days only: Feb. 25, 26 and 27) is the film Tintoretto. A Rebel in Venice, an international production by Sky Arte, distributed by Nexo Digital, conceived and written by Melania G. Mazzucco and narrated by Stefano Accorsi, directed by Giuseppe Domingo Romano. The film is released on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the birth of Tintoretto (Jacopo Robusti, Venice, 1519 - 1594), the son of a dyer who never left his hometown. The film immerses the viewer in Renaissance Venice, and in particular in some of the most significant places among those that preserve the artist’s memory, from the Doge’s Palace to the State Archives, from St. Mark’s Square to the Scuola di San Rocco. A Rebel in Venice tells the story of Jacopo Robusti from the early years of his artistic training until his death, without neglecting the fascinating phase of the formation of his workshop, a place where some of his children also work, Domenico, who will inherit his father’s business, and his beloved Marietta, a talented painter.

The title of the film refers to the artist’s temperament, unprejudiced and restless: from childhood Tintoretto manifested an endless desire for independence and an absolute love of freedom. The film’s narrative begins with the dramatic plague of 1575-77, which exterminated much of the population, leaving an indelible mark on the Lagoon. Precisely during the plague, in a deserted, gloomy and ghostly Venice, an almost 60-year-old Tintoretto will remain in the city to continue one of his greatest undertakings: the cycle of paintings in the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, a series of canvases covering the ceilings and walls of the confraternity building. Accompanying the viewer through the vicissitudes of Tintoretto will be a number of experts such as art historians Kate Bryan, Matteo Casini, Astrid Zenkert, Agnese Chiari Moretto Wiel, Michel Hochmann, Tom Nichols, and Frederick Ilchman, curator of the Tintoretto 1519-1594 exhibition at the Doge’s Palace(Finestre sull’Arte review here), writers Melania G. Mazzucco and Igiaba Scego, and restorers Sabina Vedovello and Irene Zuliani, involved in the restoration of Tintoretto’s Two Marys.

In fact, the documentary will also observe the detailed analyses that will allow an Italian team to restore two works by Tintoretto: Mary in Meditation (1582 - 1583) and Mary Reading (1582 - 1583). Thanks to the support of Sky Arte, the two canvases will in fact be restored before being displayed as part of the Tintoretto monographic exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., on the occasion of the five-hundredth anniversary of Tintoretto’s birth, which opens this year.

Tintoretto. A Rebel in Venice is a creation of Sky Arts Production Hub, the European production hub dedicated to the creation of programs on art and cultural arts content aimed at Sky’s 23 million subscribers in Italy, Germany, Austria, Ireland and the United Kingdom, and will come to theaters for three days only, Feb. 25, 26, 27. The appointment is part of the Great Art at the Movies calendar, an original and exclusive project of Nexo Digital. For the 2019 season it arrives in Italian theaters in collaboration with media partners Radio Capital, Sky Arte and The list of theaters where the film is available can be found at

Finally, Sky Arte is celebrating the five hundredth anniversary of the birth of the great Venetian painter by launching, at the same time as the documentary, an unprecedented comic book biography. Tintoretto. A Rebel in Venice is in fact also a graphic novel for readers aged 14 and up, written by Alberto Bonanni on drawings by Gianmarco Veronesi. The volume traces in four color chapters the life of the Venetian artist and his alleged rivalry with another master of the 16th-century art scene, Titian Vecellio. This is the first comic book publication produced by Sky Arte in collaboration with TIWI, a creative studio former publisher of the award-winning early childhood illustrated book brand minibombo. The volume will be available in all bookstores from March 2019.

Image: frame from the film. © Sky Italia s.r.l. - “Tintoretto - A Rebel in Venice” courtesy: Sky Arts Production Hub.

Starting tonight, the Tintoretto narrated by Stefano Accorsi is in theaters.
Starting tonight, the Tintoretto narrated by Stefano Accorsi is in theaters. "A Rebel in Venice" signed Sky Arte screened in 360 theaters.

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