Power and Pathos

Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World

Tuesday at the Movies with Palazzo Strozzi – Power and Pathos

Film programme curated by Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and Cinema Odeon

Cinema Odeon, Piazza Strozzi/Via degli Anselmi.
Admission free while places last.


Power, pathos and the cinema. The selection of films for this ninth edition of “Tuesday at the Movies with Palazzo Strozzi” looks at the different artistic pathways that marked the ways in which the 20th century revisited the myths and legends of Classical civilisation, a “model” to which moviemakers turned as a source of inspiration for building major epic tales but also as a prompt to reflect on the numerous inconsistencies of the modern world. From Pasolini’s poetic exploration of the origins of civilisation to Fellini’s grand frescoes, and from Kubrick’s disturbing take on history to the powerfully ideological spectacularity of contemporary Hollywood productions, the retrospective takes cinemagoers on an adventurous ride through spell-binding stories, images, sounds and vision.


Tuesday 14 April, 20.30
Alexander, directed by Oliver Stone (USA, 2004, 214 min.), in English with Italian subtitles.

Tuesday 28 April, 20.30
Medea, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini (I, FR, D, 1969, 118 min.), in Italian with English subtitles.

Tuesday 5 May, 20.30
Agorà, directed by Alejandro Amenábar (E, 2009, 126 min.), in English with Italian subtitles.

Tuesday 12 May, 20.30
Satyricon, directed by Federico Fellini (I, 1969, 129 min.), Italian version.

Tuesday 19 May, 20.30
Spartacus, directed by Stanley Kubrick (USA, 1960, 189 min.), in English with Italian subtitles.


The challenge facing the Fondazione from the outset has been to bring international quality exhibition and cultural events to Florence and Tuscany.

On the palazzo’s Piano Nobile and in the Strozzina area the Fondazione organises art exhibitions ranging from the art of the ancient world via the Renaissance to the modern and contemporary era.

From: 14 March 2015
To: 21 June 2015


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