The Lost Leonardo
World Premiere

The Lost Leonardo

Spotlight Documentary
Feature | Denmark, France, Sweden | 95 MINUTES | English
Documentary, Art

In 2008, a few of the world’s most distinguished Leonardo Da Vinci experts gathered around an easel at the National Gallery in London to examine a mysterious painting—an unassuming Salvator Mundi (Latin for Savior of the World)—found in a shady New Orleans auction house, that a select few believed to be a long-forgotten masterwork by Leonardo Da Vinci. That day, Salvator Mundi was authenticated as being the creation of Da Vinci himself, and thus, one of the most beguiling and perplexing stories of the 21st century was set into motion.

Unfolding as a gripping, real-life art thriller, The Lost Leonardo pulls back the curtain to uncover the stranger than fiction story behind how a Salvator Mundi painting went from bargain-basement replication to setting the world record as the most expensive painting ever sold at auction, weighing in at an astonishing $450 million. Director Andreas Koefoed positions this story squarely at the intersection of capitalism and myth-making, posing the question: is this multi-million dollar painting actually by Leonardo, or do certain powerful players simply want it to be? The Lost Leonardo detangles how a painting became a pawn in a geopolitical game played by the world’s wealthiest and most powerful people, ultimately revealing how vested interests became all-important, and the truth secondary. —Shayna Weingast

Cast & Credits
Directed by
Andreas Koefoed

Andreas Koefoed has directed many award-winning documentary films with a focus on character-driven human interest stories (including At Home in the World, Ballroom Dancer). His films have been selected for over 150 film festivals and won numerous festival awards (including IDFA, CPH:DOX, Full Frame, AFI Docs, Sheffield DocFest and Tribeca).

Andreas Koefoed
Christoph Jörg, Andreas Dalsgaard
Duska Zagorac, Andreas Dalsgaard, Mark Monroe, Christian Kirk Muff, Andreas Koefoed
Adam Jandrup
Nicolás Nørgaard Staffolani
Sveinung Nygaard
Sound Design
Per Nyström, Per Boström
Dianne Modestini, Yves Bouvier, Evan Beard, Robert Simon, Alexander Parish, Warren Adelson, Luke Syson, Martin Kemp, Frank Zöllner, Maria Teresa Fiorio, Jacques Franck, Kenny Schachter, Bruce Lamarche, Jerry Saltz, Robert K Wittman, Alexandra Bregman, Georgina Adam, Alison Cole, Bradley Hope, Doug Patteson, Stephane Lacroix, Antoine Harari, Didier Rykner, David D. Kirkpatrick, Bernd Lindemann

Press Contact
Jessica Uzzan
Hook Publicity
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 6468673818
Print Source
Jason Brenner
Sony Pictures Classics
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212 833 8842
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