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Modigliani's Genuine Fake Heads

Documentary, 53 minutes, 2011

Director: Giovanni Donfrancesco


It is said that Modigliani, one of Italy's most revered artists, had tossed sculptures in progress in a creative outrage into the river flowing next to his studio in Livorno. Decades later, the legend is still alive and art historians arrange a scavenger hunt to the bottom of the river. The media frenzy around the search drives a group of young Livornians to create sculptures of their own and chuck them into the river.

Awards & festivals:


Le Noir Festival, Courmayeur 2011 ; Festival International du Livre d’Art et du Film, Perpignan 2012 ; nomination Globo d’Oro 2012.


In coproduction with Altara Films (Italy) and ARTE France. With the support of CNC, Procirep Angoa and Programme MEDIA.

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