It is 500 years since the death of Leonardo da Vinci, one of the most complicated and unusual artists of all time. This film by Malcolm Hossick (Van Gogh, Proust, Kafka, The Mystery of Art, Shakespeare, Mahler, the History and Culture of China..... and so on) explores the extraordinary world of the renaissance into which he was born and uncovers the main events of his life and the paintings and drawings which have brought him to the astonishing pinnacle of regard he occupies in the world today. Nothing he did was straightforward and without implications for our own times. With all his talent he had to live in the world as it was and deal with it's changing values. The film is a glorious celebration of someone who valued life and gave it his astonishing all.