As part of the events marking the 21st Week of the Italian Language in the World, the Embassy of Italy in Ottawa is pleased to present the documentary DANTE CONFIDENTIAL, in Italian with English subtitles.
The film will be available on the Embassy’s YouTube channel from 7 to 10 p.m. (EDT) on Friday, October 22, 2021.
Like a modern-day Virgil, Italian film director, writer, and actor Pierfrancesco Diliberto takes the viewer on a journey that begins in medieval Florence, where Dante was born and where he came to adulthood. Where the Sommo Poeta, the supreme poet, experienced the life, the loves, the emotions that led him to write The Divine Comedy. Discover Dante the man — complex, vibrant, involved in the politics of his native city, where he came face-to-face with conflict, corruption, pettiness, but also where he knew the nobility and intimacy of love, compassion, solitude, friendship.
The Divine Comedy is a precious distillation of life, the emotions and feelings that have forever been part of human nature. In this film, Dante’s masterpiece emerges in all its timelessness, thanks to the genius of its creator, confirming its among the eternal works of literature.