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Van Gogh

Synopsis
Van Gogh has arrived at Auvers-sur-Oise to come under the care of Dr. Gachet for his nervous agitation. Soon after the arrival of Vincent’s brother Théo and his wife, plein air portraiture and conviviality give way to the more crepuscular moods of brothels and cabarets, and the painter’s anguished existence, tossing between money worries and an impassioned relationship with the doctor’s teenage daughter, finally meets its terminal scene. With its loosely factual and wholly inspired treatment of the last period of Van Gogh’s life, Maurice Pialat’s film applies an impressionist touch to the biographical picture, indeed, the filmmaker was himself an accomplished painter, and the personal resonance of the subject matter results in an epic, major late work.
Series
Masters of Cinema
Language
French (Standard)
Country
France
Year of production
1991
Notes
With English subtitles.
Subjects
Art; French studies
Keywords
painters; painting; Van Gogh, Vincent

Credits

Director
Maurice Pialat

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
BR Region B, Blu-Ray DVD
Price
£9.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
158 minutes
Year
2019

Distributor

Name

Eureka Entertainment

Email
info@eurekavideo.co.uk
Web
http://www.eurekavideo.co.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 8459 8054
Fax
020 8459 5162
Address
Unit 9, Ironbridge Close
Great Central Way
London
NW10 OUF
Notes
An independent distributor specialising in releasing classic and early/silent films on DVD, including the Masters of Cinema curated collection of classic and world cinema. Sale via retail outlets.
 

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