Save Venice, an American organization that does restoration work in Venice on buildings and individual artworks, just released a short film called “A Love Letter to Venice.” Narrated by Jeremy Irons, it features a number of art conservators showing their work, such as the restoration being done on Torcello’s mosaics.
Save Venice, an American organization that helps to preserve Venice’s buildings as well as individual artwork, has released a short film celebrating the work of its conservators. It’s titled “A Love Letter to Venice” and is narrated by Jeremy Irons. It’s a lovely film! Go to the Save Venice site to see the link on their main page. Here’s how Save Venice describes it:
“A documentary short film narrated by Jeremy Irons thanking Save Venice supporters and showcasing the beautiful places, people, and patrimony that make our preservation work essential.
Hear from: Paola Marini, Art Historian and President, Association of International Private Committees for the Safeguarding of Venice; Giovanni Cucco, Mosaic Conservator; Gabriele Matino, Art Historian and Save Venice Research Fellow; Greta Sartorato Student, Istituto Veneto per i Beni Culturali; Marcella Ansaldi Director, Museo Ebraico di Venezia; Alberto Nardi, Save Venice Board Member and Owner, Gioielleria Nardi; Frederick Ichman, Chairman, Save Venice; and Tina Walls, President, Save Venice Produced by Magnet Media Films. Filmed in Venice by Ginko Films.
Additional Venice footage by Illumina Films. Filming and broadcast permissions authorized by the Ufficio Beni Culturali of the Curia Patriarcale di Venezia.”
At the end of the film, Save Venice Chair Frederick Ilchman speaks about the work they do and the hope for days when folks like us can return to our beloved Venice. Frederick is a contributor to First Spritz Is Free: Confessions of Venice Addicts. For each copy I sell, all the proceeds are donated to Save Venice and Venice in Peril.