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Joan Miró: Theatre of Dreams

Alternative title
MirÓ: Theatre of Dreams
Synopsis
A sensitive profile of Spanish artist Joán Miró (1893-1983), a friend of Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst and André Masson, and one of the generation of great painters who worked in Paris in the 1920s. The film was made for the BBC in 1978 and shows Miró at work in his studio in Majorca and embarking on a new project: designing sets and costumes for the Catalan Theatre Company’s ‘La Claca’. Written and narrated by Miró's long-time friend Roland Penrose.
Series
Art Lives, Series
Language
English
Country
Germany
Year of release
2008
Year of production
1978
Notes
Originally released on video by Phaidon. DVD released by Illuminations in 2008

AVRC videotape is a 15-minute trailer.
Subjects
Art
Keywords
costume design; Miró, Joán (1893-1983); Spanish art; stage design; surrealism

Credits

Director
Robin Lough
Producer
Christopher Martin
Writer
Roland Penrose
Cast
Roland Penrose 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£17.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
57 minutes
Year
2013

Production Company

Name

RM Productions

Name

Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)

Publisher

Name

Arthaus Musik

Web
http://www.arthaus-musik.com External site opens in new window
Phone
017 37 64 56 00
Fax
017 37 64 40 65
Address
c/o Select Music and Video Dist Ltd
3 Wells Place
Redhill
Surrey
RH1 3SL

Distributor

Name

Illuminations

Email
louise@illuminationsmedia.co.uk
Web
http://www.illuminationsmedia.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7288 8400
Fax
020 7288 8488
Address
19-20 Rheidol Mews
Rheidol Terrace
Islington
London
N1 8NU
Notes
Illuminations produces and distributes programmes on arts-related subjects, some of which are made for television and others in conjunction with cultural institutions to accompany specific exhibitions. Many titles are available for sale on DVD, including continuing series on leading contemporary and twentieth century artists and modern architecture, as well as a few programmes on religion, drama, history and ideas.

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