I caught a screening of “Inside the Mind of Leonardo” this week and theatergoers are in for a treat. I’ll have a more detailed write-up soon, but for now I’ll just say that Capaldi is absolutely riveting, the 3D is amazing, and the subject matter is fascinating. Trust me, you’re going to want to catch this one when it hits theaters.
Submarine Deluxe & History Films Presents
INSIDE THE MIND OF LEONARDO IN 3D
The inspiring world of Leonardo da Vinci is brought to life by acclaimed BAFTA award-winning actor Peter Capaldi (DOCTOR WHO, IN THE LOOP) in a unique dramatized documentary directed by Julian Jones and produced by History Films.
INSIDE THE MIND OF LEONARDO is based on the artist’s private journals dating from the Italian Renaissance. With more than 6,000 pages of handwritten notes and drawings, da Vinci’s private journals are the most comprehensive documents that chronicle the work of the world’s most renowned inventor, philosopher, painter, and genius. Never before has access been granted to capture these works in 3D HD format. Using this precious collection of writings and drawings to recount da Vinci’s story in his own words, the film re-creates the mindscape and ideas of mankind’s greatest polymath. In a powerful haunting performance, actor Peter Capaldi portrays Leonardo, dramatically narrating passages and monologues from his journals. Capaldi captures the passion of Leonardo’s genius, his understand of the workings of the natural world, his insights on art and life and his inner fears and torments. From the epic to the ordinary, INSIDE THE MIND OF LEONARDO explores how Leonardo experienced the world around him. In turn, the film changes the way we see the world today. Following a biographical narrative, the feature captures the artist’s birth as a bastard peasant, his thwarted ambitions, hurt, anger, and sexual desire as documented within his diaries, but also the mundane evernts everyday life: his shopping lists, health tips, and bawdy jokes.
Submarine Deluxe will release the film in New York on December 5th with a nationwide theatrical rollout to follow.