The Lost Leonardo15
The story behind the most expensive painting ever, valued at $450 million and claimed to be a long-lost masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci. From the moment it is purchased from a shady New Orleans auction house, the painting quickly becomes the focus of an insatiable quest for fame and power. But as its price soars, so do questions about its authenticity. Unravelling the hidden secrets of the art world, this riveting documentary reveals how vested interests are all-important and how the truth becomes secondary in the murky world of the art market.
‘Sweet heavens, this is strong. Making all other art documentaries look anaemic, it’s thrilling, propulsive and provocative’
★★★★★ Kevin Maher, The Times
‘The unknown becomes unknowable. In this story, all interests are vested, and the most esteemed authorities can be – at best – winging it.’
★★★★ Raphael Abraham, The FT
What else is on?
Today (Saturday 26th November)
Tomorrow (Sunday 27th November)
The Night of Counting the Years Cert-TBC1h 42m | Arabic w/ English subtitles
Plan your visit
Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!