This documentary explores Pompeii, that city cloaked in mystery which, over the course of history, has influenced culture and art, from Neoclassicism to Contemporary Art, through images and words by the great artists and writers who experienced, visited and imagined it: from Pliny the Younger to Picasso, from Emily Dickinson to Jean Cocteau. The film doesn’t just deal with the volcano eruption, which has gone down in history, but with what the city of Pompeii itself was actually like: how its citizens lived their lives, spent their free time, experienced pleasure, passion, religion and their fate. —CineplexCould have been a good doc but it’s focus is more on style than history.A lot of talking heads talking about stuff you are likely not so interested in.I wanted to see the ruins and learn more about that. NOt some wall paintings and a bunch of academic types debating the meaning.In all I was rather bored. Especially since this clocks in at nearly 90 minutes.
Stars : Isabella Rossellini, Darius Arya, Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, Isabella Rossellini, Darius Arya, Andrew Wallace-Hadrill
Genre : Documentary, Drama, History
Country : Italy