"The Age of the Medici"
Directed by Roberto Rossellini
With a script based on 15th century
Florentine texts, this three-part film furthers Rossellini's exploration of the artistic,
social, economic and political forces in our modern world. The key figures include Cosimo
de Medici, son of an important banker, who saw that the major artistic visions should be
allowed free rein as long as they operated under the sponsorship of the Medici. "The
Age of the Medici is an epic representation of a particular time and space--the
extensions of which are timeless and boundless"(Eric Sherman). The three parts are: Cosimo
de Medici, The Power of Cosimo, and Leon Battista Alberti: Humanism.
One of the major cinematic achievements ever.