Oct 3, 17: Movie – PRADO – A COLLECTION OF WONDERS

Magnificent masterpieces at the Prado Museum tell the story of Spain and of an entire continent. FEATURING ACADEMY AWARD WINNER JEREMY IRONS.

RAGLAN MOVIES at the OLD SCHOOL, 5 Stewart Street, Raglan

PRADO – A COLLECTION OF WONDERS Documentary Exempt 92 mins | UK

  • Saturday 3rd October 8.00pm
  • Saturday 17th October 5.45pm

Book online: raglanmovies.nz, call into the Old School office Mon-Fri 10am to 2pm. (Office closed public holidays)

Door sales if available from 30 mins before session times.

Licensed bar & homemade snacks on sale at all screenings.

Adults $15, Concession $12, RCAC Members $12, Children $8.
The reduced concession rate is for $12 concession (student, seniors or CS cards).

The PRADO is one of the great temples of world art, a site of memory and a mirror to the present with 1700 works exhibited and a further 7000 art treasures preserved there. Its collection tells the story of kings, queens, dynasties, wars, defeats and victories, as well as the story of the feelings and emotions of the men and women of yesteryear and of today, whose lives are intertwined with the museum’s: rulers, painters, artists, architects, collectors, curators, intellectuals, visitors.

In 2019, the year of its 200th Anniversary celebrations, telling the story of the Prado in Madrid from the day it was “founded” – that 19th November 1819 when mention was first made of the Museo Real de Pinturas – means covering not only the last 200 years, but at least six centuries of history. The life of the Prado collection began with the birth of Spain as a nation and the marriage between Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabel of Castile, a union that marked the start of the great Spanish Empire. Yet, for a long time over the centuries, painting had been a universal language that knew no boundaries. If there is one museum where it is clear that painting was not affected by nationalism, then that museum must surely be the Prado, with its eclectic and multifaceted collections demonstrating that art has no passports limiting its circulation, that rather it is a universal means to understand and convey the thoughts and feelings of human beings.

Director: Valeria Parisi
Writer: Sabina Fedeli
Presenter: Jeremy Irons

Doc. Exempt 92 mins UK

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