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Taskovski Films welcomes ‘Murillo’s Last Journey’ & ‘Why We Cycle’ to our catalogue

After picking up DOKLeipzig winner, Licu – A Romanian Story, and having eight films screened in the official selection at IDFA 2017, […]

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After picking up DOKLeipzig winner, Licu – A Romanian Story, and having eight films screened in the official selection at IDFA 2017, we haven’t been sitting still! We’re delighted to share two new and diverse titles that we are proud to add to our catalogue.

Our latest films are Murillo’s Last Journey and Why We Cycle

In Murillo’s Last Journey is a must-see documentary for art lovers. We delve into the world of the Sevillian Baroque master painter, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. He underwent a calculated spoliation that scattered most of his work around the world’s top museums. Enrique Valdivieso, an Art History guru with expertise in 17th century paintings; Guillaume Kientz, curator of the Louvre Museum; and Gabriele Finaldi, director of the National Gallery of London, they all will counterweigh his figure with that of his comrade Velázquez, witnessing the round trip from Paris to Seville by one of his most celebrated pieces: “The young beggar”.

Murillo’s legacy is all the more important, because in 2018, the 4th Centenary celebration of his birth will be held. Therefore, the City of Seville together with other international entities and institutions such as UNESCO, Louvre Museum and National Gallery of London will hold a series of cultural activities for 2018 and the coming to give to know his important work.

Why We Cycle looks at the popularity of cycling in The Netherlands. Cycling is almost synonymous with the Dutch, but has anyone ever stopped and asked why? There are more bicycles than people in the Netherlands. To them cycle is as much of a subject as drinking tap water. Probably this is part of the success of Dutch cycling: it is self-evident.

But what if we would talk about the self-evident? In this movie, regular cyclists and regular scientists from all walks of live paint a picture of Dutch cycling culture. We learn that cycling leads to happiness, health, keeping up cognitive functions and creativity and a state of readiness.

We’re looking forward to share these two films with you!