The Ritman Library - Amsterdam

Once a treasure only for initiates, now available for everyone - the European underground heritage.

More than 23.000 books in the fields of: Alchemy, Hermetica, Cabala, Magic, Rosicrucianism, Mystic, Theosophy, Freemasonry, Pansophy and much more.

Watch legendary first editions, rare books and manuscripts like the famous Fama Fraternitatis, Corpus Hermeticum, Tabula Smaragdina, Atalanta Fugiens, Spaccio della bestia trionfante, Plontin Polyglot Bible and discover incredible works of authors like Basilius Valentinus, Marsilio Ficino, Johannes Reuchlin, Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim, Paracelsus, Giordano Bruno, Heinrich Khunrath, Michael Maier, Jacob Böhme, Lambspring, Robert Fludd, Daniel Mögling, Baruch Spinoza, Matthäus Merian and Stephan Michelspacher.

Learn more about the Ritman Library featuring wonderful stories and anecdotes of Joost Ritman, Esther Ritman, Cis van Heertum, José Bouman and Dr. Marco Pasi.

  • Sara Ferro
    Director
  • Chris Weil
    Director
  • Sara Ferro
    Writer
  • Chris Weil
    Writer
  • Joost Ritman
    Key Cast
  • Esther Ritman
    Key Cast
  • Cis van Heertum
    Key Cast
  • José Bouman
    Key Cast
  • Dr. Marco Pasi
    Key Cast
  • Artoldo Pictures
    Production
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    History, Esotericism, Mystery, Science
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    Italy
  • Country of Filming:
    Netherlands
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 16mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • MedFF: Winter Edition
    Siracusa (2016)
    Winner: Best Project
  • International Monthly Film Festival
    Copenhagen (2016)
    Nominated: Best Foreign Feature Documentary
  • ARFF - International
    Berlin (2016)
    Semi-Finalist: Best Feature Documentary Film
  • Miami Independent Film Festival
    Miami (2017)
    Nominated: Best Feature Documentary
  • DOCfeed
    Eindhoven (2017)
    Nominated: Best International Feature Documentary
  • Oerol
    Terschelling (2017)
    Special Screening
  • Amsterdam International Filmmaker Festival
    Amsterdam (2018)
    Nominated: Scientific & Educational Award | Best Director of a Feature Documentary | Best Story | Best Film
Distribution Information
  • Artoldo Media
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Sara Ferro, Chris Weil

Artoldo Pictures is an international two-headed director collective, bifrons - Janus and Juno - as it looks in both directions controlling beginnings and ending of the direction Ouverture and cutting-edge liminal as it oversees every single cut in the film editing process. They have come across each other crowning the encounter with an alchemical wedding to give birth to a collective intelligence enterprise dexterous in managing the cinematographic craft and adroit in handling documentarly with the sometimes sinister topics in the realm of the occult things and hermetic sciences that the almighty power of moving images tamed by them can render domesticate and apt for home video. They are in turn Master in Sociology and Historical Urbanistic, postgraduating in Astrology and Senior of Postproduction for TV Broadcasting and Art-House films. They represent the ancient liaison between Italy and Germany, with their names being Sara Ferro (Milan) and Chris Weil (Frankfurt).

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