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RENOIR

by Gilles Bourdos

synopsis

The Côte d’Azur. 1915. In his twilight years, Pierre-Auguste Renoir is tormented by the loss of his wife, the pains of arthritic old age and the terrible news that his son Jean has been wounded in action. But when a young girl miraculously enters his world, the old painter is filled with a new, wholly unexpected energy. Blazing with life, radiantly beautiful, Andrée will become his last model, and the wellspring of a remarkable rejuvenation. Back at the family home to convalesce, Jean too falls under the spell of the new, redheaded star in the Renoir firmament. In their Mediterranean Eden - and in the face of his father's fierce opposition - he falls in love with this wild, untameable spirit... and as he does so, within weak-willed, battle-shaken Jean, a filmmaker begins to grow.

international title: Renoir
original title: Renoir
country: France
sales agent: Wild Bunch
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Gilles Bourdos
film run: 111'
release date: NL 20/12/2012, BE 02/01/2013, FR 02/01/2013, DK 17/01/2013, DE 07/02/2013, GB 28/06/2013
screenplay: Gilles Bourdos, Jérôme Tonnerre
cast: Michel Bouquet, Vincent Rottiers, Christa Théret, Thomas Doret
cinematography by: Mark Lee Ping Bing
film editing: Yannick Kergoat
art director: Benoît Barouh
production: Fidélité Films
distributor: Mars Films Distribution, Cinéart, Arsenal Filmverleih, Soda Pictures