Da Vinci

Da Vinci
reż. Yuri Ancarani/Italy/2012/25 min.

The film is shown in the block [1st] Series of films by Yuri Ancarani.

“Da Vinci” is the title of the fnal chapter of Yuri Ancarani’s trilogy, which is centered on the theme of work. Conceived and made as artist documentaries, the first two chapters, as well as being able to boast several important names, such as Maurizio Cattelan as producer, were presented at the 67th and 68th Venice Film Festivals.

The three chapters will become a feature film in episodes, which will be presented as a special event in 2013.The film ”Da Vinci” is entirely set inside an operating room, an imaginative journey into a microcosm where the hope and expectation felt from the outside are confused with the clear and rational objectivity of the machine and the surgeons. An unintentional drama is triggered by the working process, with time marked by the waiting, moments of pathos, a sense of routine normality that leads us viewers to be fascinated by such serenity and professionalism in the doctor and operating room staff. Ancarani sought and captured the innovation of the Da Vinci system which consists of this: the patient’s body who will never be touched directly by the hands of the physician, but only by the arms of the robot. During the course of the entire operation the extraordinary images captured by the robot will guide, in addition to our own, the expert eyes of the physician surgeon. The film has been shown in an International Premiere on November 15, 2012 at the Rome Film Festival, in the new section entitled “Cinema of the Twenty First Century”, in collaboration with the MAXXI National Museum in Rome.


  • projection time:
    25 min.
  • country/year:
  • director:
    Yuri Ancarani
  • pictures:
    Yuri Ancarani
  • production:
    Museo Marino Marini
  • selected festivals and awards:
    IFF Rotterdam 2013, Hot Docs Toronto 2013, IFF Roma 2012

Other movies on this section

Doc Gala

Beauty Is The Beast
The Chief
Luna Platform
Other movies on this tags

# art

Da Vinci
China’s Van Goghs
Cinema Futures
Doc shop
Buy our films on DVD
Sign up and stay up to date