VAN GOGH – Directed by Maurice Pialat
To close our French Art Week, a film which presents us a Van Gogh, one of the most important reference in impressionism style, at the top of its art, at the intense artistic activity.
Van Gogh is a 1991 French film written and directed by Maurice Pialat. It stars Jacques Dutronc in the role of Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, a role for which he won the 1992 César Award for Best Actor. Set in 1890, the film follows the last 67 days of Van Gogh’s life and explores his relationships with his brother Theo, his physician Paul Gachet (most famous as the subject of Van Gogh’s painting Portrait of Dr. Gachet), and the women in his life, including Gachet’s daughter, Marguerite.
The film was entered into the 1991 Cannes Film Festival. The film was selected as the French entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 64th Academy Awards.
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