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Sarah tells Paul that she wants out of their marriage; the next day she disappears. A year later and Paul along with their children return to his childhood town to start anew after the loss of his wife and their mother.
Cezanne et Moi traces the parallel paths of the lives, careers and passionate friendship of post-impressionist painter Paul Cezanne and novelist Emile Zola. The two boys grew up in Aix-en-Provence. Emile was fatherless and poor. Paul came from a wealthy family. As young men, dreaming of glory and beautiful women, they left the south to conquer the art scene in Paris. Soon Emile had it all, success, money, and the perfect wife, and embraced the very bourgeoisie he mocked in his books. Meanwhile, Cezanne rejected the Parisian scene to focus only on his work, ignored by his peers and the establishment.
The man who appears buying Cézanne's paintings at the end is Ambroise Vollard, an art dealer who promoted several impressionist painters and made a fortune with their work. Cézanne (Guillaume Gallienne) appears painting his portrait, which can now be seen at the Petit Palais in Paris. See more »
Vive la rose
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A complete mess
Cezanne and I directed and written by Danièle Thompson is a movie that should never have been. It's a pragmatic and artless movie about artists of the second half of the XIXth Century.
It is a movie without purpose, the writing is poor and disjointed, it constantly jumps between different points in time without any purpose, or structure or even memory as some scenes seem to happen two or even three times.
What you will enjoy from this movie:
the name dropping of some of the biggest artists of modern times
the scenery towards the end of the movie
What you won't enjoy and the movie gets wrong:
the portrayal of every character as a completely antipathetic, there is not one likeable character in the whole movie, even those with minimal texts such as Renoir or Manet who only talk to hate in this movie.
the movie itself is deceiving, it isn't a movie about Cezanne but about Zola
the artistic portraying of Cezanne who, apparently drew 99% of his canvas as portrait! What a strange choice from the director.
the complete lack of artistry through the whole movie, be it from the cinematography, the direction, the writing or even the paintings shown through the movie.
The director clearly had no clue about art so why make a film about art other than self-indulgence?
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