YFS Past Screenings & Events
This screening took place on
Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 8:30pm
Yukon Arts Centre
Set in summer 1915 on his family estate in the countryside near Nice, Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir (Michel Bouquet, superb at age 87) is 74 and facing his own mortality. His hands have been left so bulbous and twisted by arthritis that the celebrated artist can only hold a brush if it is tied in place with strips of cloth. Despite his physical struggles his eye remains sharp and his appetite for life undulled, as he finds inspiration in his teenaged model and muse, Andree.
“As sensually beautiful as the work of its subject matter, French filmmaker Gilles Bourdos’s dreamy biography Renoir is more a series of tableaux than a narrative film. Yet because it is so gorgeous to spend time immersed in this ripe peach of a cinematic world, populated with characters that seem to care only about pleasing themselves, it’s enough to satisfy most of the senses”. – Linda Barnard, The Toronto Star
This film contains some mature content. In french and Italian with English subtitles.
- Directed by Dir. Gilles Bourdos
- 2012, France
- 111 minutes
- Film Subtitled
- Parental Guidance Advised