|Sun 7th Jan||7.45pm|
Dir: Edouard Deluc | France | 2017 | 101 mins | French/Polynesian w/English subtitles
Cast: Vincent Cassel, Tuhei Adams, Malik Zidi, Pua-Taï Hikutini
Vincent Cassel (La Haine, Eastern Promises) stars as post-Impressionist master Paul Gauguin in Edouard Deluc’s fascinating biopic, focusing on his extraordinary decision to sail to Tahiti in 1891; a cultural, emotional and artistic voyage that resulted in some of the most exquisite works of the 19th century. Smothered by the conventions of Parisian society, Gauguin longs for a new authenticity to renew his art. Failing to convince his wife Mette and family to accompany him, he voyages for Tahiti alone – where he continues his journey, exploring the villages and jungles; coping with solitude, poverty and sickness; and meeting beautiful local Tehura, who will eventually become the subject of his most famous and sensual paintings.
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