• 2012
  • France
  • 1h 51min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gilles Bourdos
  • Cast: Michel Bouquet, Christa Theret, Vincent Rottiers
  • Language: French
  • UK release: 28 June 2013

France, 1915: impressionist painter and grieving widower Pierre-Auguste Renoir (Bouquet) is inspired by a new muse, abrasive teenager Andrée (Theret); but his wounded son, future film director Jean (Rottiers), is also drawn to her. Theret makes a powerful impression, but it's overly dependent on a lush setting and aphorisms about art.

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28 Jun 20133 stars

Handsome period drama about Renoir's muse that lacks dramatic clout

French writer-director Gilles Bourdos’ handsome period drama unfolds in 1915 on the verdant French Riviera estate of the impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Despite grieving for his late wife and being crippled by arthritis, Renoir (Michel…

Preview of French Film Festival 2012

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