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Following the screening, watch a special conversation with director Andreas Koefoed moderated by AFI Festivals Director of Programming Sarah Harris.

How does a painting discovered in New Orleans go on to sell in New York City at Christie’s for $450 million — the most expensive painting ever sold? In this intriguing thriller, filmmaker Andreas Koefoed explores the twist and turns of how one notable painting, the Salvator Mundi, was rediscovered and claimed as a long-lost masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci. As a story of fame and money unravels, we see how the mega-rich make power plays by means of the art world. And the question remains, is the Salvator Mundi authentic? Or do the interests of the most powerful even care as long as they can use it to leverage their hidden agendas? –Sarah Harris

Andreas Koefoed has directed award-winning documentary films with a focus on character-driven human interest stories, including AT HOME IN THE WORLD and BALLROOM DANCER. His films have been selected for over 150 film festivals and won numerous festival awards, including IDFA, CPH:DOX, AFI DOCS, Sheffield DocFest and Tribeca.

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Details

Countries: Denmark, France, Sweden

Year: 2021

Director: Andreas Koefoed

Screenwriters: Duska Zagorac, Andreas Dalsgaard, Mark Monroe, Christian Kirk Muff, Andreas Koefoed

Producers: Christoph Jörg, Andreas Dalsgaard

Director of Photography: Adam Jandrup

Editor: Nicolás Nørgaard Staffolani

Music: Sveinung Nygaard

Featuring: 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

Running Time (minutes): 95

Language: English

Accessibility: Closed Captions Available

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