Directed by Massimiliano Cosi, a talented and young Italian director awarded at Brooklyn Film Festival in 2018, Formosus is an experimental audiovisual, halfway between a visual show and a musical. It’s the story of Pope Formosus, fled from Rome because accused of treason, refugee in France as a heretic, redeemed and glorified at the papal throne. At last, his corpse was exhumed and brought to the papal court for judgment, in the collective hysteria of the so-called Cadaver Synod.
Neither of body nor of soul you are in need of eternal and bared entity, overpassing the events of History.
The epic of the damned pope will be the starting point for a space-time leap from Middle Ages to a dystopian future. An opportunity to reflect on the relation between human beings and history.