Luther and his Legacy

Biografilm Art&Music

( / 2017 / 55’)

In the occasion of 500 years of the Protestant Reformation, Peter Greenaway directs a documentary about Martin Luther, the theologian who shocked the Church with his revolutionary thinking. With an extraordinary selection of pieces of artwork and historical images, the voice of Greenaway examines Luther’s life and his contradictions, until the Ninety-five Theses post, his theories success and their consequences… But also: with his usual irony, the director reflects about the images and information culture, suggesting a curious parallelism between the invention of the printing press and the actual digital revolution. What if a new area is coming?

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