French Title: Renoir
Genre: Fiction / Drama
Director: Gilles Bourdos
Cast: Michel Bouquet, Vincent Rottiers, Christa Théret, Thomas Doret, Romane Bohringer…
Run Time: 1 h 51 min
Country: France
Release03/29/2013 in the US

Presented at Focus on French Cinema as in 2013

A gorgeous period movie about the illustrious painter, Pierre-Auguste (Michel Bouquet), his son and legendary filmmaker Jean (Vincent Rottiers) and the woman who inspired them both. Star actress Christa Theret and director Gilles Bourdos both attended the festival that year.

The Côte d’Azur. 1915.
In his twilight years, Pierre-Auguste Renoir is tormented by the loss of his wife, the pains of arthritic old age and the terrible news that his son Jean has been wounded in action.
But when a young girl miraculously enters his world, the old painter is filled with a new, wholly unexpected energy. Blazing with life, radiantly beautiful, Andrée will become his last model, and the wellspring of a remarkable rejuvenation.
Back at the family home to convalesce, Jean too falls under the spell of the new, redheaded star in the Renoir firmament. In their Mediterranean Eden – and in the face of his father’s fierce opposition – he falls in love with this wild, untameable spirit… and as he does so, within weak-willed, battle-shaken Jean, a filmmaker begins to grow.

6 Nominations at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival
4 Nominations at the 2014 César Awards – Best Costume Winner


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