Renoir

 

Year: 2012
Country: FRANCE
Run Time: 111 minutes

As lovely and haunting as a painting by the Master himself, this exquisite film tells of the final years of Master painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir. It is 1915. Crippled by arthritis and mourning the loss of his wife, Renoir’s life is suddenly given a renewed purpose by the arrival of Andree, a beautiful young girl looking to model for him. She reinvigorates his artistic spirit and unsettles his female household staff. Andree is also a fiery, elemental spirit and renews the great painter’s struggles to overcome a failing body and produce art of honesty and passion. But Renoir’s son Jean, badly wounded in the war, has arrived home to convalesce. Andree casts a very different spell over him, throwing him into conflict not only with his father, but also with his patriotic determination to re-enlist and return to the front. Combining lush cinematography and outstanding performances, RENOIR is an exhibition not just for the eyes and mind, but for the heart as well. (In French and Italian with subtitles) – C.R.

CIFF Screenings

Saturday, April 06, 2013 at 1:15 PM
This screening is on Stand By.

Sunday, April 07, 2013 at 6:30 PM
This screening is on Stand By.

Sidebars
Family Films
Film Is Art

Genre
Drama

Director
Gilles Bourdos

Producers
Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier

Screenwriting
Jérôme Tonnerre, Gilles Bourdos

Cinematography
Mark Ping Bing Lee

Editing
Yannick Kergoat

Principal Cast
Michel Bouquet, Christa Théret, Vincent Rottiers, Thomas Doret, Anne-Lise Heimburger

Director Bio
Gilles Bourdos was born in France in 1963. He has written and directed numerous shorts and features.

Select Filmography
"Disparus" (1998), "A Sight For Sore Eyes" (2003), "Afterwards" (2008), RENOIR (2012)

Print Source

IDP (A Samuel Goldwyn Films and ATO Pictures Company)

teresa@idpfilms.com

www.samuelgoldwynfilms.com

Film Sponsor

Kent State University Museum

Community Partner

ICA Art Conservation

Media Partner

WKSU  89.7

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