Magritte: Day and Night

Alternative title
Jour et la Nuit, Le
Synopsis
As mystifying and peculiar as his work, Rene Magritte painted in a style that was at once real and surreal, witty and disturbing. His enigmatic nature and amazing career deserve more than a routine documentary and, in this informative but unusual film, Charlie Dupont plays an actor hired to portray Magritte. He researches the artist’s life and career, hoping to uncover his personality and unlock the meaning to his paintings. As the actor digs into Magritte’s life story, we learn the highs and lows of the painter’s career. The dramatic narrative is intercut with comments and interviews with art historians and experts, including photographer Duane Michals.
Language
English
Country
France
Year of release
2010
Year of production
2009
Subjects
Art
Keywords
biographies; dramatised documentary films; Magritte, René (1898-1967); surrealism

Credits

Director
Henri de Gerlache
Cast
Charlie Dupont 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£24.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
73 minutes
Year
2011

Production Company

Name

ARTE France

Email
http://www.arteboutique.com/inputContact.action
Web
http://boutique.arte.tv/ External site opens in new window
Address
STACI
ARTE Boutique 1610
B.P. 59124 - 95074 Cergy Pontoise
France
Notes
An extensive range of programmes broadcast on the French Arte channel, relating to art and culture. Most are only available in French, but some have English audio or subtitles. Sale on Region 2 PAL DVD.

Distributor

Name

Quantum Leap

Notes
The company ceased trading in 2018. It was previously a distributor and online retailer specialising in non-fiction DVD titles on a wide variety of subjects, particularly in the areas of music instruction, music performance, sport instruction, and health. Some titles also available through retail outlets.
 

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