Michelangelo Buonarroti is one of the worlds great artistic geniuses. Admired in his own time and now, his skill for sculpture, in particular, is second to none. Juxtaposed to his skill is how he lived his life, eschewing food and personal hygiene people favour of his work.
Given the stature of the man and the interesting twists his story had, it’s actually surprising that there aren’t more films about him. This new film Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky offers a new perspective of a man we’re all familiar with, but few know much of anything about beyond his artistic genius.