Great success in theaters for “Egon Schiele” by Dieter Berner distributed by Corrado Azzollini’s Draka Distribution in collaboration with Twelve Entertainment.
After the event release on November 27-28-29, where the film has obtained the best national average value, the release grows in 36 cities for a total of 48 screens across Italy.
Among the many squares that will continue to program the film: Rome, Milan, Florence, Genoa, Naples, Bari, Palermo, Catania, Ancona and Turin.
“Egon Schiele” continues in in the cinemas of Lombardy, Liguria, Piedmont, Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, Marche, Lazio, Campania, Puglia and Sicily.
The public is enthusiastic to watch on the big screen the story of one of the most controversial and transgressive artists of all time. In 2018 the centenary of his death, occurred at the age of 28.
He was the leading exponent of the first Viennese Expressionism. A thirriling charm envelops his short life characterized by an early talent.
Schiele left us a pictorial corpus consisting of about 3,000 works including oil paintings, watercolors and drawings. An impressive production that, on the occasion of the centenary of death, will be collected in an online publication of the entire catalog, updated and expanded. Today his works are auctioned at dizzying figures.
At the beginning of the 20th century, Schiele was one of the most controversial artists in Vienna.
Two women in particular will really sway his life and his artistic expression. His sister and first muse, Gerti, and the seventeen-year-old Wally, perhaps the only true love of his life, immortalized in the famous painting “Death and the Maiden” exhibited at Leopold Museum in Vienna. While Schiele’s paintings create scandal in Viennese society, bringing the artist to the court with the accusation of abuse of a minor and “pornography”, visionary collectors and acclaimed artists such as Gustav Klimt, realize the value of Shiele’s provocative and tormented art. When the outbreak of the First world war threatens his research and artistic freedom, Schiele will choose to sacrifice to his art, love and life itself, turning his pain and existential discomfort into the stylistic signature that consecrates him among the greatest interpreters of Expressionism.
Inspired by Hilde Berger’s “Tod und Mädchen: Egon Schiele und die Frauen” novel, “Egon Schiele” is written by Hilde Berger with Dieter Berner; it has been produced with the support of Film Fund Luxembourg, Austrian Film Institute, Vienna Film Fund, FISA – Film Industry Support Austria, Eurimages, Lower Austria, in collaboration with ORF Film / Television-Agreement.