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ArtBeats: Raphael: The Young Prodigy


DIRECTED BY: Massimo Ferrari

GENRE: Documentary 

RUN TIME: 90 Minutes

Raphael: The Young Prodigy tells the story of the artist from Urbino, beginning with his extraordinary early portraits of women - the Mother, the Friend, the Secret Lover and the Client.

Delve into Raphael’s uncanny ability to capture celestial beauty, and to focus his gaze beyond the physicality and into the psychology of his subjects (some real, some imaginary) so that their personalities explosively emerge from his canvas.  

With fascinating contributions from internationally renowned experts, this special cinema event will uncover the most significant people and places and inspirations in the life and times of Raphael – a Renaissance leader and one of the most spectacular painters in history.


Matakana Cinemas, Matakana - From 08 April
Academy, Auckland - From 25 March
The Vic, Auckland - From 25 March
Waiheke Island Community Cinema, Waiheke Island - From 25 March
Cinema 3, Pukekohe - From 25 March
Tivoli, Cambridge - From 25 March
Lido​​​​​​​, Hamilton - From 25 March
WhakaMax, Whakatane - From 25 March
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth - From 25 March
Embassy 3, Whanganui - From 25 March
The Screening Room, Masterton - From 25 March
Shoreline, Waikanae - From 25 March
Light House Cinema Petone, Wellington - From 25 March
Light House Cinema Pauatahanui, Wellington - From 25 March
Light House Cinema Cuba, Wellington - From 25 March
Picton Cinemas, Picton - From 25 March
Suter Theatre, Nelson - From 25 March
The Gecko, Motueka - From 25 March
Movie Max Digital, Timaru - From 25 March
Arthur's, Cromwell - From 25 March
Central Cinema, Alexandra - From 14 April