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Le Portrait Interdit - © Evergrande Pictures co. LTD, Anna Sanders Films SFDC

Le Portrait Interdit

A Feature film by Charles de Meaux

Produced by Anna Sanders Films

Release in France : 20/12/2017


    In the middle of the eighteenth century, the Jesuit Jean-Denis Attiret is one of the official painters of the Chinese Imperial Court. He is given the honorable task of painting the portrait of Empress Ulanara. This concubine, who had become the empress after the death of the Emperor Qing Long's first wife, will have a very special fate. She was an early romantic figure.
    All that remains of her is this portrait, embued with mysterious sensuality, of an Asian Mona Lisa. The film recounts this feverish moment when the Chinese empress encounters the Jesuit painter. A moment when the highly-charged relationship between a painter and his model are caught in the vise of the constraints of the court (and its rigid etiquette) and the most extreme cultural differences.

    Actors (7)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Anna Sanders Films

    French distribution :

    Rezo Films

    Foreign production company :

    Evergrande Pictures

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    Photos (16)

    Full credits (10)

    Executive Producer :

    Charles de Meaux

    Co-producer :

    Charles de Meaux

    Sound Recordist :

    Bruno Ehlinger

    Editors :

    Catherine Libert, Charles de Meaux

    Costume designer :

    Sandra Berrebi

    Screenwriters :

    Michel Fessler, Charles de Meaux

    Directors of Photography :

    Dong Jin Song, Charles de Meaux

    Press Attaché (film) :

    François Frey

    Production Designers :

    François-Renaud Labarthe, Jiang Quan

    Grader :

    Isabelle Laclau

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Sub-genre :

    Drama, Historical

    Production language :

    Chinese, French

    Coproducer countries :

    China, France

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    Nationality :

    Minority French (China, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby 5.1