Andreas Koefoed / DK, FR, 2021 / 96 min.
The unbelievable story behind the Salvator Mundi, a painting made after a work Leonardo da Vinci which was long deemed lost. From the moment the painting is purchased from an obscure auction house in New Orleans, Salvator Mundi’s fate is determined by politics, greed and power.
In 2005, an oil painting depicting Christ attracts the attention of two art dealers. They think they discern the hand of the master behind the sloppy restoration. They buy the work for 1,157 dollars. Inside 12 years, it becomes worth 450 million dollars – the most expensive painting ever sold.
The Lost Leonardo