CEZANNE. CONVERSATION WITH JOACHIM GASQUET

A film by Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet
1989, 51 minutes
No. 130
Documentary


CEZANNE. CONVERSATION WITH JOACHIM GASQUET
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Description
Joachim Gasquet’s 1921 memoir of his friend Paul Cézanne is an invaluable portrait of the painter’s life and work.

Straub-Huillet use passages from this book, together with pastoral scenes from Jean Renoir’s film adaptation of Madame Bovary and photographs of Cézanne by the painter Maurice Denis, to make a moving and profound personal essay.

Cézanne (along with Giotto) was a guiding light for Straub and Huillet. They shot the film, in part, at Mont Sainte-Victoire, where Cézanne revolutionized the history of art, marveling, “Look at this mountain — it was once fire.”

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