ANQUINS RECOMMENDS - Cinema edition III
We return with the Anquins recommends ... 3rd edition of cinema!
It is a section that we know you like and that we really enjoy doing, because we are passionate about talking about art. So make yourself comfortable and enjoy this new section of films, series and documentaries that we have prepared for you. Are you ready?
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Italian film by Giuseppe Tornatore. It won the Best Soundtrack, Best Direction and Best Picture.
"Virgil Oldman (Geoffrey Rush) is a lonely man; an eccentric art connoisseur and auctioneer, much appreciated and known throughout the world. His life goes by on the fringes of any emotional feelings until he meets a beautiful and mysterious young woman (Sylvia Hoeks) who entrusts him to appraise and sell the works of art inherited from her parents. The appearance of this young woman, suffering from a strange psychological illness that keeps her isolated from the world, will forever transform Virgil's gray existence." - Synopsis of Filmin
Film made by Mike Leigh in 2014. Drama, biopic.
He received many nominations in various awards, including Best Cinematography, Best Actor and Best Direction.
" "Mr. Turner" explores the last 25 years of the life of the eccentric English painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Deeply affected by the death of his father and loved by a housekeeper whom he underestimates and who is occasionally sexually exploited, Turner becomes intimate with the owner of a seaside boarding house, ending up secretly living with her in Chelsea. , where his days will end. During these 25 years, Turner has dedicated himself to traveling, painting, spending time with the aristocracy in the English countryside, and frequenting brothels. On one occasion, he has himself tied to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm. As a popular and anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts he is celebrated and denigrated by the public and royalty." - Synopsis of Filmin
Gerhard Richter: Painting
Documentary made by Corinna Belz.
"He is considered one of the most significant painters of today and" savior of the painting of the XXI century. " Gerhard Richter was born in 1932 in Dresden, studied at the Higher School of Fine Arts in that city and at the Dusseldorf State Academy of Art. He has won countless awards and his exhibitions have been held around the world. The director Corinna Belz accompanies him in his studio and follows his creative process until the inauguration of some of his paintings in New York. Thanks to his sensitive curiosity, he manages to create a unique documentary, far removed from the traditional portrait of artists." - Synopsis of Filmin
Peggy Gugenheim: Art addict
A documentary by Lisa Immordino Vreeland, 2015.
"The portrait of one of the great patrons of art, an extraordinary woman who transformed a modest fortune into one of the largest modern collections of painting and sculpture." - Synopsis of Filmin
Walking on the waters
Documentary by Andrey M. Paounov, from 2018.
" "Walking on Water" follows internationally renowned artist Christo on his quest to perform" The Floating Piers, "originally conceived in 1970 by the acclaimed artist alongside his late wife and collaborator, Jeanne-Claude. In 2016, seven years after Jeanne-Claude's death, his definitive masterpiece was finally authorized to be assembled on Italy's Lake Iseo, which lies at the foot of the Alps. But securing a location only turned out to be the first step in a tumultuous process of creative problem solving and thorny negotiations. " - Synopsis of Filmin
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