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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


    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.

    Participants (3)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Camera Lucida Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    MacGillivray Freeman Films

    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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    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    39 min

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    6 pistes

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