The Lost Leonardo

Documentary | PG | 100 min.


Galaxy Cinemas Sun, Mar 27, 2022 3:40 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Feature
Release Year:2021
Rating:PG - coarse language
Production Country:United Kingdom
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Andreas Koefoed
Produced By:Christoph Jörg
Andreas Dalsgaard
Screenwriter:Duska Zagorac
Andreas Dalsgaard
Christian Kirk Muff
Mark Monroe
Andreas Koefoed
Music By:Sveinung Nygaard


“Really, "The Lost Leonardo" is a detective story. Like any good detective story, it's also a morality tale.” – Mark Feeney, Boston Globe

“Among other things, this picture freshly demonstrates that a conventionally structured documentary can pack the fascination and wallop of an expertly executed fictional thriller.” – Glenn Kenny, New York Times

“There's nothing quite like a good story, well-told.” – Fionnuala Halligan, Screen International

THE LOST LEONARDO is the inside story behind the Salvator Mundi, the most expensive painting ever sold at $450 million. From the moment the painting is bought for $1175 at a shady New Orleans auction house, and the restorer discovers masterful Renaissance brushstrokes under the heavy varnish of its cheap restoration, the Salvator Mundi’s fate is determined by an insatiable quest for fame, money and power. As its price soars, so do questions about its authenticity: is this painting really by Leonardo da Vinci? Unravelling the hidden agendas of the richest men and most powerful art institutions in the world, THE LOST LEONARDO reveals how vested interests in the Salvator Mundi are of such tremendous power that truth becomes secondary.

Nominated – Best Documentary Feature, Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, 2021
Nominated – IDA Award for Best Cinematography and Music Score, International Documentary Association, 2022
Nominated – Bronze Horse for Best Documentary, Stockholm Film Festival, 2021