Tutankhamun The last exhibition with the voice of Manuel Agnelli (Video)

Tutankhamun The last exhibition with the voice of Manuel Agnelli (Video)When the cinema rediscovers art and history, the one that fascinated us by reading it and studying it in textbooks, and whose emotions have never left us. Who has never been overwhelmed by a kind of emotion in front of a pyramid, who has never felt surrounded by a sense of mystery and pleasant restlessness by visiting temples and tombs in the magnificent land of history, culture and ancient and powerful art, which is Egypt, which has never fantasized about the pharaohs and in particular about the little big Tutankhamun … Nearly a hundred years have passed since November 26, 1922, when the British archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt pierced an underground wall and found himself in front of the burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s tomb. an intact space full of wonderful objects. On the occasion of the centenary of the discovery that revolutionized the history of archeology, it arrives in the cinema from 9 to 11 May Tutankhamun The Last Exhibitiondocumentary directed by Ernesto Pagano and produced by Laboratoriorosso and Nexo Digital, and with the voice from Manuel Agnellito make everyone relive the magical moment and to follow the exclusive movement of 150 objects from Pharaoh’s treasure to the greatest exhibition never dedicated to Golden Boy. The last.

This film was born out of a comparison that has matured over several years of collaboration with the photographer Sandro Vannini who shared with me the need to fix in a ‘extended’ story his twenty years of photographic work around Egyptian antiquities and especiallyto the figure of Tutankhamun – says the director – We wanted to open the film by showing live the preparations for the journey of the objects from Tutankhamun’s treasure to his latest international tour, arranged for the King Tut Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh exhibition. We thus explored the rooms of the noisy Tahrir Museum in Cairo and the aseptic sections in the restoration area of ​​the new Grand Egyptian Museum, which is still partially under construction and closed to the public. We told about the most challenging and little known passages from the exhibition’s scenery, such as the movement of the impressive statue of the King’s Guardian in painted and gilded wood, which has never moved since Carter had sent it from Luxor to Cairo at the end of The 1920s, and a colossal statue, moved a boulder of nearly three tons thanks to the skilful intervention of expert workers from the Egyptian Museum. Then we followed the installation in Los Angeles, Paris and London, revisiting the same objects in a new form: in the center of showrooms designed to reinforce every detail and celebrate an evocative and artistic force capable of crossing millennia intact .

As in a time machine – continues Ernesto Paganowe then took a step back to 100 years ago and told – thanks to precious archival material, interviews with experts and dramatized readings of Carter’s diaries – the story of the epoch-making discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922. We were thus able to examine the epoch-making discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. Tutankhamun’s cultural phenomenon that made Carter and his financier, Lord Carnarvon, two media stars so much that an unstoppable wave of Tutmania was born in 20s Europe. The historical account will also allow us to reach the contemporary era where the famous archaeologist Zahi Hawass, Minister of Egyptian Antiquities until 2011, from 2005, transformed the Golden Boy into an Ambassador of Egypt to the world, just in a moment when the country had been eager to redeem himself for decadesyears of attacks that had undermined the great tourism and culture industry. It was in those years that a CT scan of Pharaoh’s mummy was done for the first time to investigate the causes of his death: we had exclusive access to the scans of these CT scans on the occasion of the docu-movie.

The story will then come to the years of the 2011 revolution and also to the group of looters who went into the Egyptian museum on Tahrir Square in search of gold, stole and destroyed some items of Tutankhamun’s treasure. Zahi Hawass will always tell these passages, supported by archival material and unpublished material from that time. While the very high-resolution photographs of Sandro Vannini will tell how the damaged objects have regained their original features thanks to the skilled work of the restaurateurs: his work is mainly based on technologies fromsophisticated and avant-garde journeys, which, applied to virtual reconstruction, photography and video recordings, represent the new frontier of narrative and description of artistic and cultural heritage. The film’s third narrative axis also unfolds through Vannini’s photographs: the one that has to reconstruct excerpts from the life and burial ritual of the pharaoh from the 18th dynasty. Almost through the eyes of Howard Carter, we will find ourselves in front of a treasure trove of 5,398 objects piled up inside a cramped tomb, and we will be called to interpret its meaning. A narrator will help us immerse ourselves in these atmospheres and witness the discovery of the extraordinary funeral. This voice will alternate with others, able to recall the old formulas inscribed on the objects and some excerpts from Carter’s diary“.

The soundtrack to Tutankhamun The Last Exhibition is signed by Marco Mirk: “In the process of writing – says Mirk – the unique and enchanting beauty of the treasures of Tutankhamun’s tomb made me create orchestral and dreamy music, colored by extended electric guitars and arpeggiated pianos, while the scenes in the film related to the supernatural aspects of the cult of eternal Egyptian life suggested me in a way natural, more psychedelic parts with dark synths and an enigmatic taste. In the part of the film dedicated to the staging in London of the largest exhibition on Tut ever made, I was certainly struck by the logistical difficulties and delicacy of the operation of transporting the archeological finds from Cairo to England, which got me to opt for sound, more postrock with reverberation on drums and desert guitars“.

The narrator of Tutankhamun The Last Exhibition is it off Manuel Agnelli, fresh from David and Donatello to The depth of the abysssong made for the movie Diabolik by Manetti Bros (here our video interview with Manuel Agnelli on David’s Red Carpet 2022) – passionate about Egypt and pharaohs who had already lent their voice to Caravaggio in the film in 2018 Caravaggio – The soul and the blood who also won a Golden Globe. such Manuel Agnelli he told us about his new professional adventure and also risked a rapprochement between Tutankhamun and Prince:

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