This weekend I ended up watching a very interesting documentary about the theft of the Mona Lisa in 1911. It's one of the reasons she's such a international icon and I've always been interested in it. I found the director's way of presenting the material interesting and loved how he focused on the research and digging through tons of papers that volunteers helped him translate.
At once historical and personal, as the director sought out Peruggia's daughter and helped her find out the truth of the incident, the director mixed the interviews with animated photographs helping the viewer understand how the theft happened and how it all turned out.
It's not often that a documentary strikes me and educates me this much and I wanted to share something I really enjoyed.
It is currently on Netflix - at least in the US.