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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents MFAH Film Premieres. Enjoy these critically acclaimed, award-winning international films as they make their Houston debut!The Missing Piece: Mona Lisa, Her Thief, The True Story
Directed by Joe Medeiros
85 minutesThis award-winning documentary follows the story of Vincenzo Peruggia, an Italian man who stole Leonardo da Vinci’s La Giaconda (Mona Lisa) from the Louvre in 1911. Although the painting was discovered and returned in 1913, the reasons behind the theft were never made clear, even to Peruggia’s daughter, who appears in the film at age 84.Filmmaker Joe Medeiros spent more than 30 years in search of the surprising truth. The entertaining The Missing Piece is the result of dogged research conducted with a diverse team of international experts.