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Van Gogh, Brush with Genius

Van Gogh, Brush with Genius

A Short film by François Bertrand

Produced by Camera Lucida Productions

Production year : 2009

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Participants (3)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producer :

Camera Lucida Productions

Film exports/foreign sales :

MacGillivray Freeman Films


This film retraces the artistic career of Vincent Van Gogh, from his first paintings when he was twenty-seven years old, until his death on July 29, 1890. Through three characters (Ellen, a curator, Peter, a film director, and Van Gogh himself), we recount this period, that lasted a mere ten years, during which the artist painted more than 700 paintings. From the Netherlands to Auvers-sur-Oise, this film follows each step of this extraordinary adventure, whose tragic ending  often eclipses, in the minds of the general public, the artistic performance preceding it.

Full credits (14)

Executive Producer :

François Bertrand

Co-producers :

Laurent Dondey, Christian Clavier

Sound Recordist :

Éric Lesachet

Editor :

Anne-Marie Sangla

Production Designer :

Jean-Jacques Gernolle

Special Effects :

Éric Gravel, Marie-Laure Bruneau

Narrator :

Jacques Gamblin

Screenwriters :

Marie Sellier, François Bertrand

Director of Photography :

Vincent Mathias

Production Manager :

Jean-Manuel Vignau

Sound Editor :

Francis Wargnier

Music Composer :

Armand Amar

Sound Mixer :

Dominique Gaborieau

Participants :

Hélène Seuzaret, Peter Knapp, Laurent Chalet

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Short film

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Auteur documentary

Themes :

Painting, Intrigue

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100% French (France)

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Runtime :

39 min

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6 pistes

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