Raphael - the Lord of the Arts

Raphael – the Lord of the Arts –is the first film adaptation of the life and work of one of the most famous artists in the world - Raphael Sanzio.
Few figures in the history of art have lived a life so full of intensity and fascination quite like Raphael Sanzio. He died aged just 37 and yet managed to leave an indelible mark on art. In a well-balanced dialogue between historical reconstructions and artistic commentary, the film retraces the most significant moments of Raphael’s life. Expert contributions delivered with feeling by great art historians Antonio Paolucci, Vincenzo Farinella and Antonio Natali, enrich the story of the life and work of the artist. The film is set in 20 locations, and shows over 40 works of art, among the most famous and most representative of Raphael’s entire body of work.
This is a project developed by the creators of “Florence and the Uffizi in 3D” and “the Vatican Museums in 3D”, supported by contributions from some of the best creative talents from the Italian film industry, such as production designer Francesco Frigeri and costume designer Maurizio Millenotti. Playing the part of Raphael is actor Flavio Parenti, with Enrico Lo Verso in the role of Giovanni Santi, Angela Curri as Fornarina and Marco Cocci as Pietro Bembo.
Beauty comes to life in a crescendo through the brushwork and enduring genius of one of the most talented artists the world has ever known.

  • Luca VIOTTO
    Florence and the Uffizi Gallery; St. Peter's and the Papal Basilicas of Rome
  • Laura ALLIEVI
    Florence and the Uffizi Gallery; St. Peter's and the Papal Basilicas of Rome
  • Sky Italia
  • Magnitudo Film
  • Flavio PARENTI
    Key Cast
    To Rome With Love, Un Medico in Famiglia
  • Angela CURRI
    Key Cast
    La Mafia Uccide Solo d'Estate
  • Enrico LO VERSO
    Key Cast
    Hannibal, Lamerica, Il Ladro di Bambini
  • Antonio PAOLUCCI
    Art Historian
  • Antonio NATALI
    Art Historian
  • Vincenzo FARINELLA
    Art Historian
  • Francesco FRIGERI
    Production Design
    The Legend of 1900, The Passion of the Christ, Malena
  • Maurizio MILLENOTTI
    Costume Design
    The Legend of 1900, The Passion of the Christ, Malena, The Best Offer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Raffaello - Il Principe delle Arti
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    Art Film
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 3, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    Holy See (Vatican City State), Italy
  • Language:
    English, Italian
  • Shooting Format:
    RED 5K/4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Distribution Information
  • Nexo Digital
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director - Luca VIOTTO