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Premiere 'The Monuments Men' in St Bavo's Cathedral

Post by Mazy on Tue Jan 28 2014, 19:44

From PAN'S link in another thread

Premiere 'The Monuments Men' in St Bavo's Cathedral

By: editors
01/28/14 - 18u46 Source: Belga

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Matt Damon and George Clooney in a scene from 'The Monuments Men'. © ap.

The Belgian launch of 'The Monuments Men', the latest film and George Clooney, takes place on February 13 at the St. Bavo Cathedral. That leaves Belgium 20th Century Fox know.

'The Monuments Men' is-true-story of a group of men and women of President Franklin D. Roosevelt were instructed to pick up that had fallen into the hands of the Nazis during World War II. Masterpieces back The American-German print was written and directed by George Clooney, who also plays a leading role. Lamb of God, the fifteenth-century masterpiece of the brothers Van Eyck, plays a prominent role in the film. The polyptych was claimed in 1940 by the Nazis, was five years later found in the salt mines of Altaussee and returned in 1946 to Ghent. that the painting has a prominent role in the film, agrees Annelies Storms (Socialist Party), the Ghent ships of Culture, Tourism and Events, proudly.

"The Lamb of God has been one of the biggest tourist draws in Ghent and crucial to the cultural influence of our city at home and abroad," she says. 'The Monuments Men' goes on February 8, premiered at the Film Festival Berlin from 12 March in Belgium will be seen in the halls. The Belgian premiere on February 13, is reserved for the Flemish cinema and several prominent figures. early March graffiti artist Bart Smeets reveals a modern interpretation of the Lamb of God on a facade in Ghent.

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Première 'The Monuments Men' in Sint-Baafskathedraal

28/01/14 - 18u46 Bron: Belga
De Belgische lancering van 'The Monuments Men', de nieuwste film van en met George Clooney, vindt op 13 februari plaats in de Gentse Sint-Baafskathedraal. Dat laat 20th Century Fox België weten.
'The Monuments Men' is het -waargebeurde- verhaal van een groep mannen en vrouwen die van president Franklin D. Roosevelt de opdracht kregen om meesterwerken terug te halen die in handen gevallen waren van de nazi's tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog. De Amerikaans-Duitse prent is geschreven en geregisseerd door George Clooney, die overigens ook een hoofdrol speelt.

Het Lam Gods, het vijftiende-eeuwse meesterwerk van de gebroeders van Eyck, speelt een prominente rol in de film. Het veelluik werd in 1940 opgeëist door de Nazi's, werd vijf jaar later teruggevonden in de zoutmijnen van Altaussee en keerde in 1946 terug naar Gent.

Dat het schilderij een prominente rol krijgt in de film, stemt Annelies Storms (sp.a), de Gentse schepen van Cultuur, Toerisme en Evenementen, trots. "Het Lam Gods is al jaren één van de grootste toeristische publiekstrekkers in Gent en van cruciaal belang voor de culturele uitstraling van onze stad in binnen- en buitenland", zegt ze.

'The Monuments Men' gaat op 8 februari in première op het Filmfestival van Berlijn en zal vanaf 12 maart in België in de zalen te zien zijn. De Belgische première op 13 februari is voorbehouden voor de Vlaams filmwereld en enkele prominenten.

Begin maart onthult graffitikunstenaar Bart Smeets een moderne interpretatie van het Lam Gods op een gevel in Gent.

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Re: Premiere 'The Monuments Men' in St Bavo's Cathedral

Post by Atalante on Tue Jan 28 2014, 20:08

Welke prominenten ? Ha !  Laughing LINK They call the Flemish minister president Kris Peeters the Flemish Mister Clooney. He doesn't look a bit like him Whistle , me thinks.

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Re: Premiere 'The Monuments Men' in St Bavo's Cathedral

Post by Maggy on Tue Jan 28 2014, 21:05

Wow, thanks Mazy!

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Re: Premiere 'The Monuments Men' in St Bavo's Cathedral

Post by What Would He Say on Tue Jan 28 2014, 21:41

Oh, oh, a Premier in THE Cathedral sounds AMAZING....

NYC and London are paling by comparison ....

This would be a TRUE EXPERIENCE like Midnight Mass when your a kid times 1000000.......

Think, as usual, I put this in wrong thread....soz

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Re: Premiere 'The Monuments Men' in St Bavo's Cathedral

Post by chiki on Wed Jan 29 2014, 08:00

Thanks, Mazy

what a great idea! I'd love to watch it in a cathedral! Smile

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Re: Premiere 'The Monuments Men' in St Bavo's Cathedral

Post by it's me on Wed Jan 29 2014, 09:47

the Cathedral is amazing
but I guess it will be near to

how can they set all the necessary right into it?  scratch 

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Re: Premiere 'The Monuments Men' in St Bavo's Cathedral

Post by Joanna on Wed Jan 29 2014, 10:35

No doubt the reason the film is being shown in St Bavo's Cathedral is explained in this paragraph about The Mystic Lamb panels.


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Provenance[edit]

The Ghent Altarpiece during recovery from the Altaussee salt mine at the end of World War II.

The altarpiece has been moved several times over the centuries.[89] Art historian Noah Charney describes the altarpiece as one the more coveted and desired pieces of art, the victim of 13 crimes since its installation,[94] and seven thefts.[95] After the French Revolution the altarpiece was among a number of art works plundered in today's Belgium and taken to Paris where they were exhibited at the Louvre.
It was returned to Ghent in 1815 after the French defeat at the Battle of Waterloo.[96] The painting's wings (not including the Adam and Eve panels)[96] were pawned in 1815 by the Diocese of Ghent for the equivalent of £240. When the diocese failed to redeem them, they were sold by the dealer Nieuwenhuys in 1816 to the English collector Edward Solly for £4,000.

The pieces spent some months in London, during which time the new owner unsuccessfully sought a buyer. They were later bought by the King of Prussia for £16,000, a huge price at the time, and for many decades they were exhibited in the Gemäldegalerie, Berlin.[97]
The panels still in Ghent were damaged by fire in 1822, and the separately hinged Adam and Eve panels sent to a museum in Brussels.[89]

During World War I, other panels were taken from the cathedral by German forces. Under the terms of the Treaty of Versailles, Germany returned all the panels,[5] and, in 1920, after a century of separation, all the panels were again in Ghent.
In 1934, however, The Just Judges panel was stolen.[89] The Germans "bitterly resented the loss of the panels" and, at the start of another conflict with Germany in 1940, a decision was made in Belgium to send the painting to the Vatican to keep it safe.[5]

The painting was in France, en route to the Vatican, when Italy declared war as an Axis power alongside Germany. The painting was stored in a museum in Pau, and French, Belgian and German military representatives signed an agreement which required the consent of all three before the masterpiece could be moved.[5]

In 1942, Adolf Hitler ordered the painting to be seized and brought to Germany to be stored in the Schloss Neuschwanstein castle in Bavaria.
After Allied air raids made the castle too dangerous for the painting, it was stored in the Altaussee salt mines.[98]
Belgian and French authorities protested against the seizing of the painting, and the head of the German army's Art Protection Unit was dismissed after he disagreed with the seizure.[98]
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The altarpiece was recovered by the Americans after the war and returned to Belgium in a ceremony presided over by Belgian royalty at the Royal Palace of Brussels, where the 17 panels were displayed for the press.
No French officials were invited, as the Vichy French had allowed the Germans to remove the painting.[99]

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Re: Premiere 'The Monuments Men' in St Bavo's Cathedral

Post by party animal - not! on Wed Jan 29 2014, 10:40

Yep, Jo. Smart and respectful PR, don't you think?

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Re: Premiere 'The Monuments Men' in St Bavo's Cathedral

Post by Joanna on Wed Jan 29 2014, 10:45

Yes a lovely idea pan.....I wonder if there will be some folk who lived through those times still living in Ghent ?


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Re: Premiere 'The Monuments Men' in St Bavo's Cathedral

Post by it's me on Wed Jan 29 2014, 12:18

it would
d be amazing to see with your own eyes something you can usually study only on books

amazing....

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Re: Premiere 'The Monuments Men' in St Bavo's Cathedral

Post by Atalante on Wed Jan 29 2014, 12:38

You can have an even better view here: LINK  Exclamation Visit Ghent is promoting the event: LINK Will he be there ?  Rolling Eyes 

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