BORROMINI AND BERNINI. THE CHALLENGE FOR PERFECTION
This is the story of the most famous artistic rivalry of all time, the one between Borromini and Bernini, but also the story of Borromini’s rivalry with himself: a genius so absorbed by his art that he turns it into a demon that devours him from the inside forcing him to choose death to reach eternity. Borromini deprived himself of everything to pursue a dream: to conquer Rome. It is the story of the architectural revolution of a solitary maestro who changed the appearance of Rome forever, by pushing himself to his limit, but also by battling conventions and prejudices, with the humility to learn from the past to invent the future, with the courage to pursue an idea despite knowing he would pay the price in the end.
PLACES / WORKS IN ROME Barberini Palace St Peter’s canopy San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane Sant’Andrea al Quirinale Basilica of Saint John Lateran Fountain of the Four Rivers in Piazza Navona St Peter’s colonnade and Villa Adriana Tivoli
DIRECTED BY: Giovanni Troilo
SOUNDTRACK: Remo Anzovino
PRODUCED BY: Sky and Quoiat Films
RUNNING TIME: 102 min
RELEASE DATE: March 2023