'MORISOT - The Heart is a Rebel', directed by Klaas Bense, investigates the intriguing life of forgotten female impressionist Berthe Morisot. A woman who courageously broke social conventions by choosing her own path in life.
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In France, at a time when it was inconceivable for a woman to pursue a career in art, Berthe Morisot courageously followed her passion and became one of the founding members of the ... See full summary »
At a time when it was inconceivable for a woman to pursue a career, Berthe Morisot (1841-1895), boldly followed her passion. As a painter she became one of the founding members of Impressionism. She was the only woman among them. Her male colleagues have become world famous, names like Monet, Degas, Pissarro, Sisley and Renoir. Berthe Morisot has remained relatively unknown. In 'MORISOT - The Heart is a Rebel', director Klaas Bense (Diary of a Times Square Thief) goes in search of the origin of an unknown painting possibly depicting Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). In France, he tries to find out how Berthe Morisot, restrained by the tight corset of social conventions in the 19th century, managed to realize her dream. What did her difficult journey do to her? Has, since then, the position of women in society truly changed substantially? 'MORISOT - The Heart is a Rebel' paints a picture of a headstrong woman, a courageous struggle, an impossible love and a triumph that turned out to be a ...